Malaria kills one million a year: UN report
UNITED NATIONS: Malaria kills more than one million people and sickens between 350 million and 500 million people a year, mainly in Africa, according to a UN report launched Tuesday.
The report, released by the World Health Organisation and the UN children’s agency UNICEF, is the first comprehensive report on malaria worldwide. Malaria kills an African child every 30 seconds, and much more must be done to combat the disease, said Ann Veneman, the executive director of UNICEF. “At present malaria remains the infectious disease that takes more lives of children in Africa than any other three times as many as HIV,” she said. ap