Boosted Global Efforts Against Malaria Lead To Fewer Deaths

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011, 12:06 pm Press Release: UN News New York, Dec 13 2011 5:10PM The expansion of malaria prevention and control measures have resulted in a decline of more than 25 per cent in the number of deaths caused by the disease in the past decade, and a 33 per cent reduction in mortality rates in Africa, the disease’s heartland, according to a United Nations report unveiled today. The by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) attributes the success to the widespread use of bed nets, better diagnostics and greater availability of effective drugs. The agency, however, warned that a projected shortfall in funding for the global anti-malaria campaign threatens the fragile…

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