Malaria remains biggest killer in AfricaListen /
Although significant progress has been made in the fight against malaria, the disease remains the biggest killer in Africa.
The fight against the disease is spearheaded by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) which includes United Nations agencies, the World Bank, governments and the private sector.
In its report for 2011, the RBM says there was progress in the reduction of malaria cases which saved the lives of 1.1 million children under the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa since 2001.
Despite this progress, however, the Executive Director of the RBM, Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traorć tells Derrick Mbatha that malaria remains a serious health problem in most of the African countries.