Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Number of malaria deaths

Estimated deaths, 2012

There were an estimated 627 000 malaria deaths worldwide in 2012 (uncertainty interval, 473 000–789 000).

Of the estimated deaths, most occur in sub-Saharan Africa (90%) and in children under 5 years of age (77%). Between 2000 and 2012, estimated malaria mortality rates decreased by 42% worldwide and by 49% in the African Region; they are estimated to have decreased by 48% in children under 5 years of age globally and by 54% in the African Region.

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