At least, that's what a report supported by the World Health Organization says.
Advances in medicine and increased funding has already cut malaria deaths in 43 countries by 38%, which is leading researchers to believe that MORE funding could bring deaths down to near zero by the end of 2015.
The WHO said the world can stop malaria deaths by 2015 if massive investment is made to ramp up control measures.
Robert Newman, director of WHO's global malaria programme, said in a statement:
"The results of the past decade exceed what anyone could have predicted and prove that malaria control is working."
Figures from the World Health Organization suggest the number of worldwide malaria deaths dropped to 781,000 in 2009 from nearly a million in 2000.
Whether or not Malaria deaths can actually disappear completely by 2015, it's exciting to hear that there is a definite decline. We hope WHO gets the funding it needs to continue that trend!
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Cheryl Cole has been reportedly dating Derek Hough since her divorce from husband Ashley last year, and despite sticking together through the singer's HOrrific bout of malaria over the summer, the pair have apparently called it quits!
A source reveals:
'Cheryl told Derek it was over. Breaking up with him was particularly cruel because he stood by her through her divorce last year and her nasty bout of malaria. He can't help feeling that she used him to get publicity in Hollywood. But Cheryl is incredibly ambitious – and gorgeous. I would not be surprised if she winds up with an A-lister, and soon.'
We can't blame him for being hurt!
But he should have known better than date someone on the rebound - those relationships NEVER end well!
Here's hoping you two can work past the pain and still eventually be friends again!
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Malaria may not be a huge threat here in the US, but the disease kills nearly one million people a year.
Thankfully, researchers in Canada and the US have developed a new process to make the chemical used in malaria treatments more quickly and cheaply.
Said Canada’s Gary Goodyear, minister of state for science and technology:
“This new development in the production of a malaria treatment represents a major development in the fight against the disease. It will strengthen Canada’s position as a world leader in health research and provide a reliable and affordable solution.”
Malaria is the leading cause of death in children under 5 in sub-Saharan Africa, so this could greatly help their plight!
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Check out George Clooney on the cover of the new issue of Newsweek (above).
He's been getting lots of press lately after visiting Sudan to work with the UN and Google on launching satellite surveillance of the area to prevent a civil war from breaking out.
While in Sudan, he contracted Malaria, which got him even more attention.
My, how things change! Just think…this time last year, George was all over the news for his Up In The Air Oscar nomination.
Wonder what he'll be up to this time NEXT year…
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Sad news for George Clooney!
The hottie contracted malaria after a trip to Sudan.
Piers Morgan, who interviewed Clooney for his show Piers Morgan Tonight, took to his Twitter and stated:
BREAKING NEWS: George Clooney has contracted malaria following recent trip to Sudan.
It's his 2nd bout of malaria. Taking medication but feeling rough.
If you recall, Clooney visited Sudan last month to work with the UN and Google on launching satellite surveillance of the area to prevent a civil war from breaking out.
You can check out more of what Clooney has to say tomorrow night on Morgan's show.
Feel better, George!
PS. CLICK HERE to "follow" Perez on Twitter!
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