National Malaria Day in South Africa
National Malaria Day in South Africa is held on November 6. This event in the first decade of the month November is annual. Help us
About 40% of the world's population is at risk of malaria. In South Africa malaria is found in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal. The peak period is between September and May. An estimated 90 per cent of malaria deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa, with 407,000 deaths in 2016.
World Malaria Day, which was first held in 2008, developed from Africa Malaria Day, an event that had been observed since 2001 by African governments.
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