1,200 Kids Die From Malaria A Day. Low-Cost Preventative Treatments Could Change That

April 25, 2015 2:43 PM

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1,200 Kids Die From Malaria A Day. Low-Cost Preventative Treatments Could Change That

Saturday marks World Malaria Day, and while advocates are celebrating some noteworthy gains, they’re also calling on the health community to ramp up its efforts to protect those who are most vulnerable to the disease with affordable measures.

Through malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment, 4.3 million lives were saved between 2001 and 2013, according to UNICEF. Still, more than half a million people died from the disease in 2013, and the vast majority of the cases occurred in Africa.

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