Global Health Observatory (GHO) data


Malaria transmission occurs in five WHO regions. Globally, an estimated 3.2 billion people in 95 countries and territories are at risk of being infected with malaria and developing disease (map), and 1.2 billion are at high risk (>1 in 1000 chance of getting malaria in a year). According to the World Malaria Report 2015, there were 214 million cases of malaria globally in 2015 (uncertainty range 149–303 million) and 438 000 malaria deaths (range 236 000–635 000) , representing a decrease in malaria cases and deaths of 37% and 60% since 2000, respectively. The burden was heaviest in the WHO African Region, where an estimated 90% of all malaria deaths occurred, and in children aged under 5 years, who accounted for more than two thirds of all deaths.

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214 millionmalaria estimated cases worldwide
in 2015

Number of malaria cases


37%global decrease in malaria incidence between 2000 and 2015

Fact sheet: WHO/UNICEF report “Achieving the malaria MDG target”


60%estimated decrease in global malaria deaths between 2000 and 2015

Number of malaria deaths

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