Funding shortfalls and disruptions to treatment in sub-Saharan Africa as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic risk tens of thousands more lives being lost to malaria, the World Health Organization warned in its annual report on the mosquito-borne disease on Monday. Al Jazeera quotes the reports as saying that a 10-percent disruption in access to effective anti-malarial treatment in sub-Saharan Africa could lead to 19,000 additional deaths, with that number rising to 46,000 with a 25-percent disruption in access and 100,000 at 50-percent disruption. According to the health agency’s projections, the 2020 global target for reductions in malaria case incidence will be missed by 37 percent and the mortality reduction target will be missed by 22 percent.