Delivered November 20, 2019. Contributor: Teresa W.
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%).
Malaria has cost Sub-Sahara Africa approximately $300 million per year in case management.