According to the World Malaria Report 2011 Fact Sheet, that summarized data from 106 malaria-endemic countries for 2010, there were 216 million cases of malaria over the period under review.
An estimated 3.3 billion people were at risk of malaria in 2010.
An estimated 655 000 persons died of malaria in 2010. 86% of the victims were children under 5 years of age, and 91% of malaria deaths occurred in the WHO African Region.
Six countries - Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali - account for 60%, or 390,000, of malaria deaths.
Malaria mortality rates have fallen by more than 25% since 2000, with the largest percentage reductions seen in the European (99%), American (55%) and Western Pacific (42%) and African Regions (33%).
In October 2011, Armenia was certified as free of malaria by WHO, becoming the fourth country in five years to be certified. The other three were the United Arab Emirates in 2007, Morocco in 2010, and Turkmenistan in 2010.
The number of long-lasting insecticidal nets delivered to malaria-endemic countries in sub- Saharan Africa increased from 88.5 million in 2009 to 145 million in 2010. An estimated 50% of households in sub-Saharan Africa now have at least one bed net, and 96% of persons with access use it.
The number of rapid diagnostic tests delivered by manufacturers climbed from 45 million in 2008 to 88 million in 2010, and the testing rate in the public sector in the WHO African Region rose from 20% in 2005 to 45% in 2010.