Published April 24, 2013
Malaria once afflicted people in nearly every country on the planet. Insecticides and eradication campaigns over the past century have contained this mosquito-borne parasitic disease to fewer than 100 countries. Yet in those mainly tropical countries where malaria is still prevalent, it kills more than half a million people each year, most of them children. VOA's Carol Pearson looks at the progress that's been made in controlling this devastating disease -- and the work still to be done.