World Malaria Day 2020: WHO tells nations not to compromise on efforts to battle disease during COVID-19 pandemic; says 67% deaths among kids under 5
WHO says that every year the world witnesses more than 200 million new cases of malaria
World Malaria Day 2020: WHO's anti-malaria campaign and target to eliminate malaria from 35 more countries by 2030
According to WHO reports, malaria affected more than 228 million people in the world in 2018 and killed about 405,000 people globally in the same year.
As of 2017, India accounted for only 4 percent of all the malaria cases reported worldwide.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that malaria kills more than 1,200 children a day across the world, despite a 40 percent drop in child deaths from the disease since 2000.
The new guide will help countries and regions assess what resources they need to reduce malaria transmission to very low levels and provide them with essential knowledge for long term strategic planning for a malaria program.