Malaria in Ghana

Malaria is endemic in all parts of Ghana and puts its population of 29 million at risk of malaria throughout the year. In 2016 more than 10 million suspected malaria cases accounted for 39% of all outpatient cases. Amongst pregnant women malaria accounted for about one third of all outpatient department attendances.

Parasite prevalence has declined considerably during the past years.

About 4% of total deaths were attributable to malaria, which is a significant reduction compared to the 18% in 2011. 47% of those who died from malaria were children under five. Under 5 deaths from malaria declined from 3,952 in 2000 to 1,348 by 2012 to 590 in 2016, respectively.