Lancet study: Malaria deaths enormously underestimated

Lancet study reported that worldwide malaria deaths may be almost twice as high as previously estimated. The increase in malaria deaths up to 2004 is accredited to a growth in populations at risk of malaria, while the refuse since 2004 is credited to a quick scaling up of malaria control in Africa, supported by worldwide donors.

According to the Lancet's editor, Richard Horton Right now we don't actually have any reliable primary numbers for malaria deaths in some of the most malarious regions of the world, so what numbers we have come from estimates. The conclusion of the study is that in 2010, worldwide deaths had risen from 995,000 in 1980 to a peak of 1.82 million in 2004, before falling to 1.24 million.

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