Malaria infections

This is the last of our malaria questions. Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post, and we’ll also include the answer in our World Malaria Day post.


The answer to yesterday’s question 90 percent.

Ninety percent of those who die from malaria are African children.

Through our Malaria Intervention Fund, Compassion-assisted children have access to insecticide-treated mosquito nets and malaria prevention education, and those struggling with the disease have access to malaria medical treatment.

(Source: nothingbutnets.net/malaria-kills/, November 2008)

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  1. Sarah Charles
    Apr 24, 2009
    at 5:59 am

    It has not decreased.

  2. Apr 24, 2009
    at 7:26 am

    Sarah is right. Actually, they’ve increased, despite malaria being an easily preventable disease.

    I was actually surprised at the answer when I researched the question–I thought they would have gone down.

    Let’s keep bringing those mosquito nets!

  3. Apr 24, 2009
    at 8:14 am

    No decrease.

  4. Amy Wallace
    Apr 24, 2009
    at 8:35 am

    I’ll say False

  5. Mike Stephens
    Apr 24, 2009
    at 10:57 am

    True because of all the nets

  6. Mike Stephens
    Apr 24, 2009
    at 10:57 am

    We are biting back!!!

  7. Sara Benson
    Apr 24, 2009
    at 12:46 pm

    The number of infections is rising.

    My question is how have recent advances in medicine and so forth affected the number of malaria deaths? Are people being treated more effectively, or are the number of deaths from malaria rising too?

  8. Apr 25, 2009
    at 7:47 am

    And the answer is …

    False.

    Although malaria is an easily preventable disease, because of increasing drug resistance and struggling health-care systems, malaria infections in Africa have actually increased during the last three decades.

    (Source: malarianomore.org, November 2008)

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