Malaria

Malaria is a life-threatening disease, typically transmitted through the bite of an Anopheles mosquito. Malaria is most commonly found in tropical and subtropical climates. The World Health Organisation estimates that in 2016, there were approximately 216 million cases of malaria across 91 countries. Rapid diagnosis and advanced medicine means that in developed countries, those infected with Malaria have a good chance to make a full recovery. However, late diagnosis, complications arising from a malaria infection, and a lack of access to these resources in the developing world will most likely lead to long term health issues and death.