Habiba Suleiman, a district malaria surveillance officer in Zanzibar. (Photo/Morgana Wingard/USAID).

War Against Malaria Stalls As It Still Kills More Than 435,000 Every Year, Mainly In Africa

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NO significant progress was made to reduce global malaria cases between 2015 and 2017, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation, which said that the pace of fighting the disease has stalled.

An estimated 219 million malaria cases were reported in 2017, and the disease still kills more than 435,000 people annually, mainly in Africa. Meanwhile, in a separate effort to try and reduce transmission, thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes are set to be released in a village in Burkina Faso as part of a project aimed at wiping out the malaria-carrying insects.Not everyone is convinced.

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