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Death rate from malaria

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Death rate from malaria
Estimated number of deaths from malaria in both sexes, per 100,000 people.
Source
World Health Organization (2020) – with minor processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
September 30, 2022
Date range
2000–2019
Unit
deaths per 100,000 people

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WHO's Global Health Estimates (GHE) provide the latest available data on death and disability globally, by region and country, and by age, sex and cause. The latest updates include global, regional and country trends from 2000 to 2019 inclusive. By providing key insights on mortality and morbidity trends, these estimates are a powerful tool to support informed decision-making on health policy and resource allocation.

Methods: WHO's Global Health Estimates present comprehensive and comparable time-series data from 2000 onwards for health-related indicators, including life expectancy, healthy life expectancy, mortality and morbidity, as well as burden of diseases at global, regional and country levels, disaggregated by age, sex and cause.

They are produced using data from multiple consolidated sources, including national vital registration data, latest estimates from WHO technical programmes, United Nations partners and inter-agency groups, as well as the Global Burden of Disease and other scientific studies. A broad spectrum of robust and  well-established scientific methods were applied for the processing, synthesis and analysis of data.

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September 30, 2022
Citation
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Global Health Estimates 2020: Deaths by Cause, Age, Sex, by Country and by Region, 2000-2019. Geneva, World Health Organization; 2020.

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“Data Page: Death rate from malaria”, part of the following publication: Esteban Ortiz-Ospina and Max Roser (2016) - “Global Health”. Data adapted from World Health Organization. Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/death-rate-from-malaria-ghe [online resource]
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World Health Organization (2020) – with minor processing by Our World in Data

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World Health Organization (2020) – with minor processing by Our World in Data. “Death rate from malaria” [dataset]. World Health Organization, “Global Health Estimates” [original data]. Retrieved June 22, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/death-rate-from-malaria-ghe