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Malaria death rates see 60% fall since 2000

A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the charity Unicef says malaria death rates have fallen 60% globally since 2000, and more than six million lives have been saved.

The report said 13 countries that had malaria in 2000 reported no cases in 2014 while a further six countries had fewer than 10 cases.

However, Africa still accounts from 80% of cases and 78% of deaths.

Director General of the WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, told the BBC's Tulip Mazumdar: "A malaria-free world is possible".

  • 17 Sep 2015
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