Sunday, 1 May 2011

25 April 2011 - World Malaria Day

Last Sunday have been celebrated the world Malaria Day. The global geography of malaria is increasingly disproportionate. The vast majority of malaria cases and malaria-related deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Meanwhile, outside Africa, the malaria map is shrinking, as more and more countries eliminate malaria from their territory, as in the case of South East Asian countries.
Furthermore, Malaria's victims are also disproportionately children: the United Nations children's fund (Unicef) estimates that 85 percent of those who die from malaria are children under 5 years of age. The map available below provides information on most affected countries and statistical data about people being killed in the period 1990 - 2009:

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