Malaria transmissions in Africa "fewest in history" as goal is met

Trey Watkins (right) at the reception to celebrate the successes made against the MDGs by the entire Roll Back Malaria Partnership. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Fewer people in Africa than ever before are being infected by malaria, but more than 400,000 continue to die each year from it the UN health agency has said.

That's the challenge remaining for the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, based at the World Health Organization, as it celebrates reaching the Millennium Development Goal set 15 years ago on combating the disease.

Matthew Wells spoke to the Partnership's Trey Watkins.

Duration: 5'14"

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