About This Statistic
This statistic shows the number of deaths caused by selected communicable diseases annually worldwide, as of 2015. The latest number of deaths due to HIV and AIDS per year stood at some 1.1 million. Thus, HIV/AIDS was one of the communicable diseases causing the most fatalities worldwide. As of 2015, an overwhelming portion of the countries with the highest prevalence of HIV worldwide were located in Africa. Similarly, the region of Africa is also disproportionately affected by malaria, accounting for 191,000 of the 212,000 cases reported worldwide in 2015.