Infectious & Vector Diseases
Infectious & Vector DiseasesSEE LESS
Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 76% of malaria cases and 75% of malaria deaths globally. Of which children under 5 are particularly susceptible to infection and death. More than 70% of all malaria deaths occur in this age group. These deaths are concentrated among those with poorly developed immunity and generally, young children bear the brunt of the mortality burden. Patients who survive severe malaria may be left with debilitating sequelae, behavioral disturbances or cognitive impairment.