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Mother: Malaria deaths come from 'lack of education'

Every minute a child dies from malaria, but new research has found most Britons do not understand the causes of the disease.

Jo Yirrell, her son died from malaria Credit: Daybreak

Jo Yirrell's son contracted malaria and died after volunteering in Africa, he gave his tablets to someone else who he thought needed them more.

Speaking to Daybreak she said: "It's lack of education, he just thought he was young and strong and able to deal with it, it didn't occur to him that he would have more of a problem and he would lose his life because of it."