Poor access to treatment and lack of funds make malaria a threat

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Malaria prevention efforts effective in reducing maternal, newborn deaths. Photo: UNICEF/Jan Grarup

Lack of funds and access to "life saving" interventions  continue to make malaria a threat according to a representative from the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s Global Malaria Programme.

Richard Cibulskis stated that some households consistently do not have access to resources which could treat the disease, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

This year's World Malaria Report noted that there were 212 million new cases of malaria worldwide in 2015.

Priyanka Shankar spoke to Dr Cibulskis about how threatening the disease is is in the modern world.

Duration: 4'54"

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