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Malaria Down but Big Challenges Remain: WHO

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December 11, 2013
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The fight against malaria has saved 3.3 million lives worldwide since 2000 but the mosquito-borne disease still killed 627,000 people last year, mainly children in Africa, the World Health Organization said.


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