The research has been published online in the journal of The Lancet and has been supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Researchers worked on new data and modeling techniques for the development of historical database for malaria between 1980 and 2010. They found that almost 995,000 million people died of malaria in 1980, which rose to its peak in 2004 i.e. 1.82 million deaths and again went down to 1.24 million deaths in 2010.
Researchers have also found that deaths from malaria increased from 493,000 in Africa in 1980 to 1.61 million in 2004 and then decreased by almost 30% to about 1.13 million in 2010.