The worldwide resurgence of malaria has been extensively documented, and
with 300 to 500 million cases occurring each year, it is likely that
more people are infected with malaria today in sub-Saharan Africa than
any other time in history. This region of the world bears the brunt of
disease burden: a heavy mortality toll that can reach up to 3 million
lives - especially among children under age five and pregnant women -
along with immense social and economic costs that hamper people's
quality of life and perpetuate underdevelopment. Because access to
effective medicines or even to basic preventive tools are often lacking,
a child dies from malaria every 30 seconds-over 2,500 young lives lost
Hentschel, C.; Itoh, M. The resurgence of malaria and the role of the medicines for malaria venture. MMV, Geneva, Switzerland (2003) 4 pp.
The resurgence of malaria and the role of the medicines for malaria venture.