Friday, April 25, 2008

World Malaria Day

Today is World Malaria Day. Remember the millions of children and adults who are affected by malaria. Help keep them safe. Buy a net!

The startling fact is that Malaria is preventable and treatable, and yet:
  • 1 million people die from malaria each year
  • 300 to 500 million infections are estimated each year
  • 75% of those who become sick and die are children under 5
  • 3,000 children a day die in sub-Saharan Africa
Episcopal Relief and Development commemorates World Malaria Day. This year’s theme, “a disease without borders” highlights the need for cross-border action and cooperation in malaria prevention efforts. To learn more about what you can do, visit the Nets for Life website: www.netsforlifeafrica.org

1 comment:

Africa Fighting Malaria said...

World Malaria Day is April 25, 2008. Africa Fighting Malaria is issuing a Call to Action to support indoor residual spraying, a highly effective, World Health Organization-approved method of malaria control – check out our interactive Africa map: http://fightingmalaria.org/issues.aspx?issue=14

Also check out our new video and support AFM's fight against malaria! http://fightingmalaria.org/AFMInAction/