Home > Medical > Malaria > About malaria About malaria All sections in Malaria » About Malaria » Prevention » Treatment » Complications » FAQs » Health Tips » Malaria in SA » Multimedia » Malaria News » Real-life Story Remarkable drop in malaria death rates Malaria deaths, which claimed the lives of over 1300 people in South Africa since 2000, have dropped by almost a half globally, but Ebola threatens to reverse some gains. Drug-resistant malaria could reach Africa Drug-resistant malaria threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease. Malaria Malaria is an infection of red blood cells caused by a single-celled parasite. Assess Life expectancy » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » Join Body Talk » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Five facts you need to know about malaria Malaria, an African story load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Soothe your family’s coughs and colds Why hydration is important while exercising Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health!