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Malaria by the Numbers

Fifteen-year-old Mariam of Burkina Faso received a bed net to protect against malaria.
Fifteen-year-old Mariam of Burkina Faso received a bed net to protect against malaria.
April 24, 2014
With Your Support, Plan International USA Will Continue its Battle Against Malaria

Plan International USA is joining the global community to recognize World Malaria Day on April 25. While significant progress has been made in preventing and treating the disease over the last decade, Plan and other organizations are still facing an important challenge. Together, we hope to turn these numbers around and provide hope and relief for billions.

3.4 Billion: The number of people at some risk of malaria.


1.2 Billion: The number of people at high risk of malaria.


207 Million: The approximate number of malaria cases in 2012.


620,000: The estimated number of deaths due to malaria in 2012.


482,000: Number of children under 5 years old killed by malaria in 2012.


13,000: The number of children under 5 years old killed by malaria every day.


97: The number of countries that had ongoing malaria transmission as of 2013


90: Percentage of overall malaria deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa


1: Number of children under 5 years old killed by malaria every minute.

*Numbers provided by the World Health Organization.

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