- Of the 300-500 million clinical cases of malaria that occur globally each year, 90 percent of them are in Africa.
- Malaria is endemic in more than 90 countries.
- Forty percent of the world population is at risk for malaria.
- Ten percent of world population gets sick each year with malaria.
The Costs of Malaria
- In 1995, 28 percent of household revenue in Sub Saharan Africa went to treat malaria alone.
- Approximately 10 percent of hospital admissions in Africa are due to malaria.
- A single bout of malaria is estimated to cost a sum equivalent to 10-20 working days in India and Africa.
- A very-low-income African family, whose yearly income is $68, spends $19 for malaria treatment each year.
- Malaria tends to strike at harvest time for five or six months each year.
Deaths by Malaria
- Number of fatal cases of malaria each year: over 1 million
- Most common age at death: 4 years
- Every 30 seconds, a child dies of malaria
- Five percent of African children are killed by malaria, almost 3,000 each day, or the equivalent of seven jumbo jets full of children crashing every day.
- Up to 23 percent of African infants are born with the malaria parasite.