By Daniel Nelson.. African malaria comes to town First, the bad news: urban malaria in Africa is becoming a major health problem and looks collection to get worse. The problem is growing along with Africa’s cities. Urbanisation came relatively past due to the continent, but the United Nations Environment Programme says Africa’s urban growth is currently the fastest in the globe – nearly twice the global average. In 1960 there were no African metropolitan areas with one million inhabitants: today there are 40. The UN predicts that the number of Africans surviving in towns and metropolitan areas will increase 20 percent within 15 years, to 800 million.During that right time, the death rate for infants born after 23 weeks of being pregnant fell from about 81 % to 68 %. The death rate for those born after 28 weeks dropped from 9.5 % to 6 %, the study found. But, between 2000 and 2010, there is little to no decrease in the death price, based on the scholarly study in the Journal of Perinatology. The difference might be partly because of breakthroughs in preterm infant care made in the 1990s. Since that time, there have been some improvements, but no major ones, said study author Dr. Michael Malloy, a neonatologist and professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.