Today is World Malaria Day. This year’s theme: End Malaria for Good.
While 6.8 million malaria deaths were averted between 2000 – 2015, there are still 3.2 billion people who are susceptible to contracting the disease every day and a half million children die from malaria every year. There is a long way to go to save more lives especially for children under the age of five in sub-Saharan African where most deaths occur.
How Can You Help?
- Donate to Malaria No More to help them eradicate malaria by 2040.
- Learn the facts about malaria below in the CDC’s latest infographic and see why it needs to be eradicated.
- Read more about the world’s first malaria vaccine trials (announced yesterday) in Kenya, Ghana, and Malawi that are slated to begin in 2018.
Photo: GAVI/Doune Porter/PATH/2012