Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Number of malaria cases

Estimated cases, 2012

There were an estimated 207 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2012 (uncertainty interval, 135–287 million).

Most of the estimated cases (80%) occur in sub-Saharan Africa. About 9% of estimated cases globally are due to P. vivax, although the proportion outside the African continent is 50%. The estimated incidence of malaria fell by 25% globally between 2000 and 2012, and by 31% in the African Region.

Note: updated country estimates (2014) will be available by end 2015.


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