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Malaria

Editor: Murat Suner

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. The 2013 World Health Organization Malaria Report estimates that nearly 630,000 people die of malaria annually. Thanks to an expanded global effort to combat the disease, major progress has been made – with a 54% decrease in the rate of child malaria deaths since 2000 in Africa, where 90% of malaria deaths occur. Despite progress, malaria still kills a child every minute. (Source: Malaria No More)

Experts from two apparently different areas - medical researchers and non-governmental field workers on the one hand, and game developers on the other hand - helped us to examine progress in Africa and to explore potentials by using technical means in the digital age such as mobile games.

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