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Malaria: A major cause of child death and poverty in Africa

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Author: UNICEF, Roll Back Malaria
Price: Free
No. of pages: 17
Publication date: Jan 2004/Oct 2004 reprint
Publisher: UNICEF
English French

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Malaria, a parasitic disease that causes more than 1 million global deaths yearly, is crippling Africa's economic growth and perpetuating vicious cycles of poverty. In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria affects mostly young children, with almost 3,000 dying every day - some 20% of all child deaths. This publication, which includes case studies and a graphic representation of endemic malaria, outlines the key actions UNICEF, along with its partners, must take to control the malaria burden in Africa.

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