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 has been recognised as a disease for thousands of years. Descriptions of the disease date from as far back as 1700 BC in China, and 1570 BC in Egypt. Assess Life expectancy » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » Join Body Talk » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Malaria, an African story 4 fascinating animal facts load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health!