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Journal article | December 16, 2022

Redoubling Efforts to Sustain Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention

According to WHO's world malaria report, 627 000 lives were lost to malaria in 2020; two in three were children younger than 5 years, and 90% were in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is also a major burden for national budgets, representing approximately 40% of health spending across African countries and costing African economies over US$12 billion each year. The global significance of ending malaria to promote health and development is expressed by the Sustainable Development Goal 3.3.