That’s a big number. In 2006 about one million people died from malaria. Nowadays about 600,000 die each year. Four hundred thousand people didn’t die of malaria last year because of the progress we’ve made against the disease. How does that compare to the current Ebola crisis? And what gets more press?
Read more about progress against malaria in this NYTimes Health article highlighting Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer’s accomplishments as the head of the President’s Malaria Initiative for the last eight years.