That's almost 50% of the global population.
2015 worldwide impact:
212 million cases of malaria, leading to 429,000 deaths1
Those living in rural areas and/or in dwellings with little protection from mosquitoes are especially vulnerable.3
90% of malaria deaths occur in Africa2
Malaria is estimated to cost up to 1.3% of Africa's GDP3
The rate of infection is higher in pregnant women due to their decreased immunity.2
Malaria during pregnancy can cause severe anemia in mothers2
And low birth weight, a primary risk factor for infant mortality3
69% of malaria deaths are in children under age 5.1
Malaria causes a child’s death every two minutes.2
Even non-fatal cases can have lasting damage on children’s growth and development.3
To reduce malaria incidence and mortality rates globally by at least 90% compared to 2015 levels
To eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries in which malaria was transmitted in 2015
To prevent re-establishment of malaria in all countries that are free of the disease
A life could depend on an early and accurate malaria diagnosis.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends prompt confirmation by microscopy or rapid point-of-care (POC) testing prior to treatment in all suspected malaria infections.
Accurate information regarding malaria cases and deaths allows for effective targeting of resources to those areas most in need.
Suspected malaria cases in the WHO African Region receiving a POC parasitological test1
Current RDTs can easily aid in the diagnosis of malaria infection by detecting specific malaria antigens in a person's blood.
More sensitive diagnostics tests are needed to correctly identify infected individuals with low parasite densities who contribute to transmission.
Will significantly increase case yields
in programs screening P.f malaria infection
Affordable for public health programs
in low-resource settings
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