Mosquitoes infect millions of people with malaria - a disease that kills a child every two minutes. Most of these deaths occur in the poorest countries with the weakest health systems. Over the past 20 years, much has been invested in malaria prevention and treatment, resulting in the prevention of over 7.6 million malaria deaths. The progress made in the fight against malaria is one of the greatest success stories in global health, however, these successes are threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic.
There is no excuse for the world to still have malaria