According to UNICEF, over a million people die from malaria each year, which comprises mostly children under 5 years.
5 things you probably didn't know about the silent killer disease
Sub-Saharan Africa also accounts for 90% of malaria cases with an estimated 300-600 million suffering from the disease each year.
With the approval of an all-new malaria vaccine, the world is one step closer to fighting the disease, although it is still largely a silent killer.
Here are 5 things you probably didn't know about malaria.
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