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We are working to drive through the switch to better treatment for severe malaria in endemic countries and to see wider use of rapid tests to confirm malaria before treatment.

25. April 2012
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WORLD MALARIA DAY

Massive Malaria Surge in DR Congo Requires Urgent Response

A comprehensive and stepped-up response is needed to address a massive increase in malaria cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo that is overwhelming existing treatment capacity. 

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Malaria: The Issues

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Learn about the issues MSF & others confront in the diagnosis and treatment of malaria.

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FROM THE FIELD: Malaria Cases Surge in DRC
As World Malaria Day approaches on April 25, MSF has witnessed a surge of patients with malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo which is overwhelming the capacity of MSF & others to respond...

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MSF & Malaria

Learn about MSF's work treating malaria.  In 2010, MSF treated over 1.5 million patients in 27 countries for malaria.

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Malaria Facts

85% of the malaria-related deaths in 2009 were among children under 5

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