Today is World Malaria Day, even though it has nearly been eradicated here in the U.S. Malaria is one of the most dangerous diseases in the rest of the world.
Did you know…
MALARIA IS ONE OF THE TOP 3 CHILD KILLERS ON THE PLANET.
A CHILD DIES EVERY MINUTE FROM MALARIA.
Malaria claims 660,000 lives per year—90% of those in Africa. More than 1400 kids lose their lives to a mosquito bite every day.
MALARIA KEEPS MORE KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL THAN ANY OTHER DISEASE
Malaria accounts for half of preventable absenteeism in African schools, causing up to 10 million missed days each year.Malaria also can cause lasting learning disabilities.
HALF THE WORLD IS AT RISK
There were an estimated 219 million malaria cases worldwide in 2010, mostly pregnant women and children.
MALARIA SUCKS THE LIFEBLOOD OUT OF AFRICA’S ECONOMY
While not all adult cases of malaria are fatal, the disease keeps adults out of work and robs families of precious disposable income.
In all, malaria costs Africa an estimated $12 billion a year in lost productivity.
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