The bigger picture
Every year, 700,000 children lose their lives to malaria. And the majority of these deaths happen in Africa.
Scientists say that there may be a link between climate change and increases in the incidences of malaria in some places. Read more.
Every year, malaria is estimated to cost Africa's economies US$12bn and the disease is rampant in Zambia. One in four outpatient cases there is due to malaria, which takes a huge toll on the government’s health budget. And this is money the government in Zambia can ill afford.