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Editor: Murat Suner

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. The 2021 World Health Organization Malaria Report estimates that 627,000 people died of malaria in 2020 and that 241 million people contracted the disease.

Thanks to an expanded global effort to combat the disease, major progress has been made - with a 54 percent decrease in the rate of child malaria deaths since 2000 in Africa, where 95 percent of malaria deaths occur. But 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 - helped us examine progress in Africa and to explore potentials by using technical means in the digital age such as mobile games.