Archive for the ‘Factfile’ Category

Malaria Fact 06

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

After Ethiopia started giving out nets for free in 2004, the number of reported cases of malaria more than halved in just four years.

Malaria in Kenya

Monday, July 4th, 2011


Commonwealth Ranking: 8
World Ranking: 21
Population: 38 million
Life expectancy: 54.9 years
Reported malaria cases per year: Unconfirmed (approx 10million in 2009)
Notified cases per 100,000: 30, 307
Deaths caused by malaria per year: Unconfirmed
Households owning at least one net: 80%
Under 5s sleeping under nets: 5%

Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Kenya. with 25 million people in Kenya at risk of the disease.  The Kenyan government has developed the 10-year Kenyan National Malaria Strategy (KNMS) 2009-2017 which was launched 4th November 2009. The goal of the National Malaria Strategy is to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with malaria by 30% by 2009 and to maintain it to 2017.


Did you know?

It is estimated that 170 million working days in Kenya are lost each year because of malaria illness.

Malaria Fact 05

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

No malaria vaccines are available, although several are under development and testing.

Malaria Fact 04

Monday, April 18th, 2011

8% of all children who die before their fifth birthday die of malaria.

Malaria Fact 03

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

The transmission of malaria by mosquitoes was discovered by Dr Ronald Ross in 1897, who received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1902 for his discovery.

Malaria Fact 02

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Annual economic loss in Africa due to malaria is estimated to be £8 billion (US$13 billion).

Malaria Fact 01

Monday, March 21st, 2011

In some malaria-affected regions, malaria accounts for 40% of public health funds, and 30-50% of admissions to hospital.