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Each year, malaria kills around 600,000 people. 80 per cent of all deaths are children under five years of age.

The disease is easy enough to treat, but access to the most effective treatments remains inadequate. Over 95 per cent of all malaria deaths occur on the African continent. Impregnated mosquito nets are expensive and out of reach for many. The parasite which causes malaria is beginning to show resistance in parts of Asia to the most effective drug we have. And there are no new drugs in the development pipeline, meaning we could be left without effective options in the future.


Quick facts about malaria


Malaria caused by the falciparum parasite spreading throughout country

Project Update 15 Aug 2016
Ansongo hospital in Gao region, northern Mali, where MSF carries out consultations and assists deliveries.

Recent clashes in the north are hampering the deployment of humanitarian assistance

Project Update 4 Aug 2016
Paediatric care in national hospital in Bissau

Many children would be saved if they arrived at the hospital earlier

Voices from the Field 29 Jul 2016
MSF intervention in Banki, Borno State, Nigeria , July 2016

MSF warns of large-scale humanitarian disaster in Borno State

Press Release 27 Jul 2016
MSF Mobile Clinic in Juba, South Sudan
South Sudan

MSF treats more than 2,700 people following violence in Juba

Project Update 20 Jul 2016
Leer & Thonyor - May 2016
South Sudan

South Sudan: Activity Update, May 2016

Report 15 Jul 2016
South Sudan

Activity Update, May 2016

Project Update 15 Jul 2016
MSF mobile clinic in South Sudan
South Sudan

Heavy fighting in Wau causing new displacement crisis

Voices from the Field 29 Jun 2016

Two years of drought followed by floods challenge the pastoral way of life

Project Update 27 Jun 2016

We produce important research based on our field experience. So far, we have published articles in over 100 peer-reviewed journals. These articles have often changed clinical practice and have been used for humanitarian advocacy. Read all our Malaria-related articles on our dedicated Field Research website.

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MSF Malaria Project in Cambodia