Published: December 26, 2011
Malaria deaths have fallen by more than 25 percent in the last decade, thanks to a coordinated attack on the disease, but that progress remains fragile, the World Health Organization announced this month.
About 655,000 victims — mostly children — died of malaria in 2010, the report estimated. A decade ago, estimates were closer to a million, though the counting was shakier.
The biggest gains were made in Africa, where a vast majority of the deaths occur and where donor dollars have been concentrated since the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the President’s Malaria Initiative were created early in the decade.
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