An estimated 219 million malaria cases were reported globally in 2017.
This spike in malaria cases has happened in all southern African countries, but the increase has been the greatest in Namibia and Swaziland.
Most records were either poorly stored, burnt or were missing, but in some countries like Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Burkina Faso the surveys dated back 1950s.
Pregnant women exhale about 21% more carbon dioxide in the later stages of pregnancy than non-pregnant women; they also have warmer bodies – both of which attract mosquitoes
Objective Insecticide-impregnated bednets and curtains have been shown by many studies to be effective against malaria
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