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Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: HIV/AIDS - deaths map
World Malaria Day: Funds dwindling after 'success'
CNN - 4/25/2016 3:49:06 PM
While half the world's countries have wiped out the disease, there were more than 400,000 malaria deaths recorded last year, and 3.2 billion people around the world are susceptible to the disease. With half the world's population at risk, why is aid dropping?
21 countries could be malaria-free by 2020, reports WHO
Firstpost - 4/26/2016 8:24:06 AM
Geneva: Six countries in Africa, the continent where malaria is most widespread, could be free of the disease by 2020, according to a WHO report published on Monday to mark World Malaria Day ... Nine out of ten deaths from the disease in 2015 came from ...
10 Deadliest Diseases in the World
24/7 Wall ST - 4/27/2016 4:33:51 AM
Disease is responsible for by far the most deaths ... the world has declined by half since 1990 — except in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 40% of the population lives in extreme poverty, a more modest improvement from previous decades. HIV/AIDs ...
Civilians Killed or Injured by Explosives Jumps More Than 50 Percent Over 5 Years, Report Finds
ABC News - 4/27/2016 1:20:35 AM
In Turkey, the number of civilian deaths caused by explosives increased by 7,682 percent last year alone, according to the study. The country is not only seeing ... like Syria and Iraq,” said Overton. When world leaders meet for the World Humanitarian ...
World’s Top 10 Steel Producers in March 2016
scrapmonster.com - 4/27/2016 1:13:25 AM
SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): According to latest statistics published by the World Steel Association, the world crude steel output by 66 countries reporting to the Association totaled 137.322 Million tonnes during March this year. The monthly output dropped ...
Louisiana is No. 1 in U.S. for prisoner deaths
The Times-Picayune - 4/27/2016 10:53:15 AM
The United States has the largest number of prisoners in the world ... rate in the country. U.S. state and federal prisons held more than 1.5 million inmates at the end of 2014, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. That's more than the entire ...
PEN World Voices festival: what can novelists do to help the refugee crisis?
The Guardian - 4/27/2016 6:02:45 PM
Marlon James, Sunjeev Sahota, Laila Lalami and Maaza Mengiste discussed the subject of dislocation and how to ‘sit in the discomfort’ of refugees’ stories For the last five years the war in Syria has not only caused the deaths of 470,000 people ...
Milwaukee woman shot by 2-year-old son
The Star - 4/27/2016 9:01:42 PM
In 2014, the Washington Post’s Mark Berman took a look at how many children across the country have been involved in unintentional ... “We know how many times children die each year as a result of gun deaths,” Jon S. Vernick, co-director of the ...
Factbox: Can malaria be eliminated by 2030?
Times of India - 4/26/2016 12:56:07 PM
Here are some facts on progress in eliminating the deadly disease: - 3.2 billion people - almost half the world's population - are at risk of malaria. In 2015, there were 214 million new cases reported in 95 countries, and more than 400,000 deaths.
Namibia Reduces Malaria Deaths
AllAfrica - 4/26/2016 1:53:23 PM
At the same event, the World Health Organisation's country representative in Namibia, Monir Islam, said malaria is no longer the leading cause of death among children in sub-Saharan Africa. He added that the reduction of malaria deaths have contributed ...
Malaria Deaths Rising In Angola As Health Crisis Spreads
The Huffington Post - 4/26/2016 4:02:14 PM
Deaths from malaria in Angola this year look set to outstrip 2015 as a health crisis that includes one of the country's worst yellow fever outbreaks in decades spreads, the World Health Organisation said. Angola recorded 2,915 deaths from malaria in the ...
How to Tell When Statistics Are Bullshit
VICE - 4/27/2016 6:09:54 PM
In this world of competing and confusing numbers, More or Less, a statistics show hosted by Tim Harford ... What is it in other countries? Is it going up or down? Does it go up and down all the time? So just a bit of context. The second thing is—what ...
Top stories for World Immunization Week
Healio - 4/26/2016 6:46:53 PM
WHO also noted the global switch from the trivalent oral polio vaccine to the bivalent oral polio vaccine, as well as the removal of Nigeria from the list of polio-endemic countries ... approximately 1.5 mill ion deaths worldwide each year.
Wicker, Coons Highlight World Malaria Day
Yall Politics - 4/27/2016 12:54:56 PM
is most prevalent in the developing world, with 90 percent of deaths occurring in Africa. Children under the age of five account for an estimated 70 percent of malaria-related deaths each year. In 2015, transmission of malaria occurred in 95 countries and ...
Towards Ending Malaria By 2025
Leadership - 4/28/2016 2:16:40 AM
Recent World Health ... and 2015, 57 countries achieved 75 per cent reduction in new malaria cases. Similarly, much progress has been made in the treatment and prevention of the disease as new research findings demonstrate that malaria deaths in Africa ...