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Democratic Republic of Congo fights endemic malaria

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Malaria is a preventable and treatable infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes that kills more than one million people each year, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria is the leading cause of death for children under five.
Malaria is a preventable and treatable infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes that kills more than one million people each year, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria is the leading cause of death for children under five. Bonnie Gillespie/Johns Hopkins University

April 25 is World Malaria Day. In the first of a three-part series, RFI reports from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where malaria is the leading cause of death, particularly among young children.

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