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Call for global action to tackle Malaria

WHO calls for more funding and says fight against malaria isn't reaching people who are most at risk.
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2012 16:40

Countries around the world need to do more to fight the spread of malaria, according a new report by the World Health Organisation [WHO].

The report says countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia are particularly at risk.

The disease affects about 200 million people and causes the death of about 600,000 each year – many of them children.

WHO has called for billions of dollars more to be invested every year.

Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports.

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