Malaria targets achieved but funding must triple to beat it

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Children surrounded by protective malaria net in the Dominican Republic. Photo: WHO/PAHO

The ambitious global goal of tackling one of the oldest killers known to humans – malaria – has been achieved, the UN has said.

Announcing the development, the World Health Organization and UNICEF said that more than six million lives have been saved from malaria in the last 15 years, with the vast majority, children under five years old.

Despite the achievement, WHO warned that malaria continues to affect poor families the most.

Veronica Reeves has more.

Duration: 2’49″

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