While humanity is struggling with coronavirus outbreak, the world is observing on April 25 Malaria Day, highlighting the importance of the fight against another life-threatening disease.

Although it is very easy and inexpensive to prevent deaths from malaria, people in sub-Saharan Africa and the Far East still suffer from it, according to a Turkish professor.

Dr. Recep Akdur, an expert in public health at Baskent University in the capital Ankara, told Anadolu Agency that Malaria depends on social conditions, and it becomes lethal when poverty, deprivation, and inability to access to health care come together.

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