Malaria

Malaria is a parasitic infection transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. More than 2 billion people around the globe are at risk for malaria infection, with 300 million to 600 million cases occurring annually. Malaria is estimated to cause between 800,000 and 1 million deaths each year, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. The CGHD has conducted studies in Zambia to improve malaria management practices at both the primary and community health care levels, in Kenya to improve malaria case management at the health facility level, and in India to measure malaria burden in pregnant women.