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Experts comment on the World Malaria report 2015

Many countries have made a significant step towards malaria elimination, with prevention efforts saving millions of dollars in healthcare costs, according to the WHO World Malaria Report 2015. New estimates reveal that more than half (57) of the 106 countries with malaria in 2000 had achieved reductions in new malaria cases of at least 75% by 2015. 

In sub-Saharan Africa, the reduction in malaria cases has had a huge economic benefit, saving an estimated US$ 900 million in case management costs from 2001-2014. The largest savings were attributed to insecticide-treated mosquito nets, followed by artemisinin-based combination therapies and indoor residual spraying

See more at: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2015/world_malaria_report.html#st...