World Malaria Report 2008

World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2008/pr32/en/index.html (press release)
http://www.who.int/malaria/wmr2008/ (full report)

[Website] Half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria, and an estimated 247 million cases led to nearly 881 000 deaths in 2006. The advent of long-lasting insecticidal nets and artemisinin-based combination therapy, plus a revival of support for indoor residual spraying of insecticide, presents a new opportunity for large-scale malaria control. The World malaria report 2008 describes the global distribution of cases and deaths, how WHO-recommended control strategies have been adopted and implemented in endemic countries, sources of funding for malaria control, and recent evidence that prevention and treatment can alleviate the burden of disease.

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