In our section on Deaths Due to Malaria, we present regional estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Global Burden of Disease (GBD). In the chart below we have plotted annual deaths from malaria by country, from IHME estimates (y-axis) versus estimates from WHO (x-axis).Note that the latest WHO estimates by country are only available for the year 2013.IHME figures, as shown below, tend to be higher; they report deaths greater than 720,000 in 2015 versus only 438,000 from the WHO.Further information on the confidence intervals of WHO estimates, and a country-level comparison between these two sources is covered in our section on Data Quality & Definitions.We plan to revise and extend the material in the future.Malaria is a disease that is transmitted from person to person by infected mosquitoes. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 438,000 people died because of malaria in 2015; the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Global Burden of Disease (GBD) puts this estimate at 720,000. 72% of malaria fatalities are children younger than 5 years old.
In the Western US, Europe, Northern Australia, and much of Asia malaria was once very common.
And the third largest factor was indoor residual spraying (IRS) which accounted for 13% of averted cases according to the study.
estimate that the malaria “penalty” to GDP ranges from 0.41% of GDP in Ghana to 8.9% of GDP in Chad, all of which could be regained following elimination of malaria.
They found that the single most important contributor to the decline were insecticide-treated bed nets.
According to their findings bed nets were responsible for the aversion of 68% of the 663 million averted cases in Africa between 20. The second largest factor according to the study was artemisinin-based combination therapy which was responsible for 19% of averted cases.