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Malaria kills perhaps 2 million people each year, mostly children. The number of life-years lost averages perhaps 50 years, for a total of 100 million life-years lost per year, or 1 billion life-years over a decade.

Human News aims to devote 1 character to each 40,000 life-years, or 1000 average lives. Thus, this story can have about 1 billion / 40,000 = 25,000 characters. Since this story is only 8700 characters plus two photos, equivalent to about 10,000 characters, there is room for many future stories on malaria.

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