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World Malaria Day 2016: End malaria for good

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SOUND BITES

• The malaria fight is one of the most inspiring global health stories of our time.

• No child should have to die from a mosquito bite, yet malaria still kills a child every two minutes.

• The push to end malaria is saving millions of lives, increasing attendance at school, improving worker productivity and boosting local economies.

• Ending malaria will help build a healthier and more secure world.

• We can be the generation that ends malaria – one of the oldest and deadliest diseases in human history.

Smart investments and strong partnerships have resulted in dramatic progress against malaria in the past 15 years.

• The malaria fight is one of the most inspiring global health stories of our time. Working together, endemic countries, donors, organizations, and communities have reached millions of people with effective tools, diagnosis, and treatment.

• Malaria mortality has decreased by 60 percent, with 6.2 million lives saved since 2000. Malaria is no longer the leading cause of death of African children.

• Between 2000 and 2015, 57 countries reduced malaria cases by at least 75 percent. Now, leaders in Africa, Asia and the Americas have committed to eliminating malaria transmission altogether.

Defeating malaria is critical to ending poverty and improving maternal and child health.

• Lives saved from malaria are estimated to account for 20 percent of all progress in reducing child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000. Efforts to prevent malaria in pregnancy alone have averted 94,000 newborn deaths between 2009 and 2012.

• Less malaria means healthier societies, increased attendance at school and work, more productive communities, and stronger economies.

• Eliminating malaria is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and must remain a key priority for the global development community.