Malaria in Africa
To understand the incidents of Malaria in Africa per year.
- Official malaria statistics reported by WHO and UNICEF come from 2017 studies.
- There are approximately 219 million reported cases of malaria worldwide. According to WHO, 92% of malaria cases (200 million) occur in Africa.
- Four African nations account for the most cases of malaria: Nigeria (25%), Democratic Republic of the Congo (11%), Mozambique (5%), and Uganda (4%).
- The most prevalent malaria parasite in the WHO African Region is Plasmodium falciparum, accounting for 99.7% of estimated malaria cases in 2017.
- There were an estimated 435,000 deaths due to malaria in 2017. The WHO African region account for 93% of the global deaths.
- Six African countries accounted for 49% of all global malaria deaths: Nigeria (19%), Democratic Republic of the Congo (11%), Burkina Faso (6%), United Republic of Tanzania (5%), Sierra Leone (4%), and Niger (4%).
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