"Dramatic" fall in malaria deaths and cases worldwide

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A woman protects her child with a mosquito net. Credit: UN Photo/Logan Abassi

The number of people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000, according to the World Malaria Report 2014.

Published every December by the World Health Organization (WHO), the report provides the global health community with an overview of progress in the fight against the life-threatening disease caused by parasites.

Malaria, which is preventable and curable, is transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.

WHO says it has the right tools to fight the disease, but these still need to get to a lot more people.

Stephanie Coutrix reports.

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