Malaria Deaths Have Been Cut Nearly In Half Since 2000
The number of people dying from malaria has been cut in half worldwide, but some factors still threaten efforts to eradicate the disease.By A.J. Feather | December 9, 2014
New numbers released by the World Health Organization show worldwide, the number of people dying from malaria has been cut in half.
The malaria mortality rate has fallen by 47 percent worldwide and 54 percent in Africa since 2000, the organization reports.
It attributes much of the success to a distribution of mosquito nets, which helps protect people against bites from infected mosquitoes.