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Global action on malaria is stalling. In some countries it could be a greater threat than COVID

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Malaria is a preventable but life-threatening disease transmitted by the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Image: REUTERS/Edgar Su

Victoria Masterson
Senior Writer, Forum Agenda
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Global trends in a) malaria case incidence rate (cases per 1000 population at risk), b) mortality rate (deaths per 100 000 population at risk), 2000–2019.
Deaths from Malaria have fallen consistently since 2007, but progress is slowing. Image: WHO World Malaria Report 2020

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