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Medecins Sans Frontieres treating Malaria

While malaria has been virtually eliminated in the developed world, the disease is still present in over 100 countries, threatening 40% of the world’s population.

Submitted 12/18/2006 By Josie Views 11093 Comments 0 Updated 12/18/2006

Today one-third of the world’s population lacks access to essential medicines. In the poorest parts of Africa and Asia this figure rises to one-half. This means thousands of people are dying from curable diseases, such as malaria, which have been virtually emliminated in developed countries.