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 still a major threat The fight against malaria has saved millions of lives worldwide, but the mosquito-borne disease is still a major threat. 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. 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 A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.