New Delhi, Dec. 5 -- India along with 19 sub-Saharan Africa countries carried almost 85% of the global malaria burden, according to the World malaria report 2019, released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday.

While India and Africa witnessed the maximum reduction in malaria cases between 2017 and 2018, the report said, they still accounted for 85% deaths. Even though, India was also one of the lowest funding per person at risk of being inflicted with malaria at just $0.2, it recorded a reduction of 2.6 million malaria cases in 2018 in comparison to 2017, the report stated.

Showing a declining trend of malaria cases, the report said India showed a reduction in reported cases of around 51% compared to 2017 and of 60% compa...