Number 5, folks: Malaria is preventable and curable. It is heart-breaking to think that anyone–ANYONE–should die such an unnecessary death. Can we get involved? Can we do anything to change the trend?
The topic for this month is: Malaria. Here are some facts and stats from the World Health Organization:
1. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
2. According to the latest estimates, released in December 2013, there were about 207 million cases of malaria in 2012 (with an uncertainty range of 135 million to 287 million) and an estimated 627 000 deaths (with an uncertainty range of 473 000 to 789 000).
3. Approximately half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria.
4. Most deaths occur among children living in Africa where a child dies every minute from malaria.
5. Malaria is preventable and curable
6. Early diagnosis and treatment of malaria reduces disease and prevents deaths. It also contributes to reducing malaria transmission. Access to diagnostic testing and treatment should be seen not only as a component…
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