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Updated 17 October 2011

Malaria: an African story

In 2007 Bill and Melinda Gates announced that malaria would be eradicated by 2015. Doctors battling the disease on the ground responded: “One day. But not in our lifetimes.”

In 2007 Bill and Melinda Gates announced that malaria would be banished from the face of the earth by 2015. Medics battling the disease on the ground heard this, shook their heads and said: “One day. But not in our lifetimes.” 

Of those lives, 90% are in subsaharan Africa.

 
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