Its disproportionate impact on the poorest, those least able to afford preventive measures and medical treatment, makes eliminating malaria a human rights priority.
247,000,000 cases annually
In 2021, there were 247 million malaria cases worldwide, up 2 million from 2020.
96% of all deaths in Africa
The African region continues to shoulder the heaviest burden of malaria.
One child dies each minute from malaria
Each day, there are about 1700 malaria deaths, of which over 1300 are children.
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