Home > Medical > Malaria > Malaria in South Africa Malaria in South Africa All sections in Malaria » About Malaria » Prevention » Treatment » Complications » FAQs » Health Tips » Malaria in SA » Multimedia » Malaria News » Real-life Story Malaria deaths in South Africa climb The festive season is upon us and holiday-makers are being urged to be on red alert for Malaria. South Africa makes great progress in malaria control South Africa has made impressive achievements in the battle against malaria, reducing the mortality rates by 85% over the last twelve years but greater awareness is needed. Malaria still a major threat The fight against malaria has saved millions of lives worldwide, but the mosquito-borne disease is still a major threat. 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 Scary facts about malaria Malaria kills a child somewhere in the world every 30 seconds. Malaria deaths skyrocket in SA Deaths in South Africa from malaria have skyrocketed from 14 in 1992 to 423 last year, health Minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has said. 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!