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Human Rights Maps (109): Malaria

malaria map

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Malaria map

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Each year, there are around 350-500 million new cases of malaria, killing between one and three million people, the majority of whom are young children in sub-Saharan Africa. Ninety percent of malaria-related deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is commonly associated with poverty – a human rights violations – and can indeed be a cause of poverty and a major hindrance to economic development.

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And here’s a reminder that malaria was once common in the U.S.:

Map of malarial deaths in the United States, 1870

Map of malarial deaths in the United States, 1870

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More human rights maps are here (some specifically about health matters are here, some about poverty here).

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