A world with­out malaria

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Malaria is PHAR­MA­CEU­TI­CALS the most com­mon in­fec­tious dis­ease world­wide, af­fect­ing some 200 mil­lion peo­ple each year. Fight­ing the spread of this dis­ease calls for ed­u­ca­tion, medicine, di­ag­nos­tic equip­ment, mosquito net­ting and vac­cine re­search. The No­var­tis Malaria Ini­tia­tive has taken a lead role here. Since 2001, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with var­i­ous or­ga­ni­za­tions, the ini­tia­tive has pro­vided more than 850 mil­lion treat­ments – in­clud­ing 350 mil­lion for chil­dren – at cost and thus con­trib­uted to sig­nif­i­cantly re­duc­ing the death toll from malaria. While 839,000 peo­ple died from malaria in 2010, half as many deaths were as­so­ci­ated with the trop­i­cal ill­ness in 2016. Pic­tured: An in­fected cell.

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