After success in reducing the number of malaria cases, the progress in the fight against malaria has stalled, the World Health Organization says.
In its latest report on malaria it says that in 2017, compared to the year before, there was a small increase to 219 million malaria case worldwide.
In earlier years, the number of cases had been falling.
Last year, Africa accounted for 92% of all cases amounting to 200 million people.
“As progress stagnates, we are at risk of squandering years of toil, investment and success in reducing the number of people suffering from the disease,” says WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.