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  • Angola Country Profile
    PDF, 710.39 KB
    April 2018
    Angola has an estimated 2014 population of 19.1 million, all of whom are at risk for malaria. Malaria accounts for an estimated 35 percent of mortality in children under the age of five, 25 percent of maternal mortality, and 60 percent of hospital admissions for children under five.
  • Benin Country Profile
    PDF, 711.95 KB
    April 2018
    Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children under five and among pregnant women in Benin. In 2012, malaria was responsible for 26 percent of hospitalizations overall and 44 percent of hospitalizations among children under five years of age.
  • Burkina Faso Profile
    PDF, 270.85 KB
    April 2018
    Malaria remains a major public health issue and is endemic throughout Burkina Faso. Insecticide resistance is increasing every year, and resistance to insecticides is evident in many parts of the country.
  • Burma Profile
    PDF, 571.35 KB
    April 2018
    Although significant progress has been made in recent years, the malaria burden in Burma remains the highest among the countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion.
  • Cambodia Profile
    PDF, 496.67 KB
    April 2018
    Significant progress has been achieved in malaria prevention and control in Cambodia – since 2009, malaria incidence, malaria cases, and malaria deaths have all decreased.
  • Cameroon Profile
    PDF, 323.80 KB
    April 2018
    In Cameroon, the entire population of approximately 28 million people are at risk of malaria. Life expectancy, under-five mortality and maternal mortality in Cameroon are worse than the regional average for Central Africa. According to a 2011 household survey, one third of children under five years of age tested positive for malaria parasites.
  • Côte d’Ivoire Profile
    PDF, 252.67 KB
    April 2018
    Malaria is the leading cause of mortality among children in Côte d’Ivoire and continues to be the top reason for medical consultations and hospitalizations. Malaria is endemic throughout Côte d’Ivoire the entire year, with peaks during the rainy season. There were approximately 2.3 million presumed and confirmed malaria cases in 2015 in children under five years of age reported from health facilities.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Country Profile
    PDF, 820.23 KB
    April 2018
    Malaria is a major health problem in the DRC and is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the country with the greatest burden among pregnant women and children under five.
  • Ethiopia Country Profile
    PDF, 636.35 KB
    April 2018
    While the overall risk of malaria is quite low, malaria transmission in Ethiopia is characterized by frequent and often large-scale epidemics, which tend to occur every five to eight years.
  • Ghana Country Profile
    PDF, 846.38 KB
    April 2018
    Urbanizing rapidly, Ghana is one of the most stable countries in the West African region. Malaria is endemic and perennial in all parts of Ghana, and the entire population is at risk of infection.
  • Greater Mekong Subregion Profile
    PDF, 567.39 KB
    April 2018
    Although considerable progress has been made in malaria control in the Greater Mekong Subregion during the past 10 years, malaria remains a major concern for the international community and ministries of health in the region.
  • Guinea Country Profile
    PDF, 660.50 KB
    April 2018
    Malaria remains the number one public health problem in Guinea, where the entire population is at risk.
  • Kenya Country Profile
    PDF, 706.62 KB
    April 2018
    Malaria is a major public health problem in Kenya and accounts for 31 percent of outpatient consultations and five percent of hospital admissions.
  • Liberia Country Profile
    PDF, 552.02 KB
    April 2018
    All residents are at risk of malaria and the disease is endemic throughout the country, with year-round transmission and a peak during September–October.
  • Madagascar Country Profile
    PDF, 684.95 KB
    April 2018
    Malaria is a major health problem in Madagascar. While malaria cases and deaths reported through the national health management information system declined over the period of 2003–2011, severe malaria remains among the top five causes of reported overall mortality.
  • Malawi Country Profile
    PDF, 532.32 KB
    April 2018
    While progress is being made, malaria is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in Malawi, especially in children under five years of age.
  • Mali Country Profile
    PDF, 622.73 KB
    April 2018
    Malaria is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in Mali, particularly among children under the age of five. Transmission varies across the country’s five geo-climatic zones.
  • Mozambique Country Profile
    PDF, 694.06 KB
    April 2018
    Malaria is considered the most important public health problem in Mozambique and accounts for 29 percent of all deaths. Among children under five years old, malaria accounts for 42 percent of all deaths.
  • Niger Profile
    PDF, 325.63 KB
    April 2018
    Malaria remains a major public health issue in Niger and is endemic throughout the country. Malaria accounts for 28 percent of all illnesses and 50 percent of all recorded deaths. Children under five years of age account for about 62 percent of the burden of malaria.
  • Nigeria Country Profile
    PDF, 717.47 KB
    April 2018
    With a population of about 177 million, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. Malaria is transmitted throughout Nigeria, and 97 percent of the population at risk.
  • Rwanda Country Profile
    PDF, 647.42 KB
    April 2018
    The entire population of Rwanda is at risk for malaria, including an estimated 2.2 million children under five and 443,000 pregnant women per year.
  • Senegal Country Profile
    PDF, 688.23 KB
    April 2018
    While the number of reported malaria cases has dropped in recent years, malaria is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality and remains a high priority for the government.
  • Sierra Leone Profile
    PDF, 330.12 KB
    April 2018
    Sierra Leone’s entire estimated population of 6.5 million is vulnerable to malaria. More than 2 million outpatient visits due to malaria are reported malaria annually, of which half are children under five years of age.
  • Tanzania Country Profile
    PDF, 678.21 KB
    April 2018
    Malaria is a major public health problem in Tanzania. Nearly all the residents of the Mainland and all residents of Zanzibar are at risk of infection.
  • Uganda Country Profile
    PDF, 601.50 KB
    April 2018
    Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Uganda. According to the Ministry of Health, the disease accounts for 25─40 percent of outpatient visits to health facilities and is responsible for nearly half of inpatient pediatric deaths.
  • Zambia Country Profile
    PDF, 732.14 KB
    April 2018
    Although there are signs of improvement, malaria continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Zambia, and control of the disease remains one of the government’s highest priorities.
  • Zimbabwe Country Profile
    PDF, 595.96 KB
    April 2018
    Malaria is a major health problem in Zimbabwe with almost half of the population at risk.