The Challenge

Every year, 300-500 million malaria infections cause more than  1 million deaths, of which more than 75 percent occur in Africa. Malaria causes 1 in 5 of all childhood deaths in Africa with 70% of the children killed by malaria under 5 years of age. It kills one child every thirty seconds - about 3000 children a day. Malaria devastates lives not only through death, but disability and loss of productivity, negatively impacting economies and compounding the effects of poverty. Economists estimate that the gross domestic product of African nations is reduced by $12 billion annually due to the debilitating effects of malaria.