In many parts of the world, a mosquito bite is a mostly harmless part of a hot summer day. In others, it can mean the difference between good health and illness, between life and death. Malaria killed 435,000 people worldwide in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO considers the disease a public health crisis, and has set a target to reduce global malaria incidence and mortality rates by at least 90% by 2030. Malaria prevention and detection will be critical to reaching that goal. That's where Abbott is helping.