8 things you need to know about Malaria

8 things you need to know about Malaria

Mosquitos aren’t popular; there is no getting around that. Whether you are off on a holiday with your gal pals to the Greek islands, or heading off into the unknown somewhere rather swampy to find yourself, people are always warning you about these little critters and recommending all manner of creams and pills to stop them biting. However, there is never a time of year these 6-legged creatures are feared and hated more than April the 25th. Why? Well, it’s World Malaria Day stupid, and that means all eyes on the mozzies – for good reason too.

Malaria is often seen as a foreign diseases that you can only get when travelling to exotic countries, but, did you know that nearly half of the worlds population are at risk of contracting this fatal disease?! That’s 3.2 billion people who don’t have access to all the lotions and potions that we do, in order to deter the mosquitos insatiable feeding needs…

Although those numbers are extremely scary, it’s important to know that thanks to the Global Fund and many other contributing donors, the Malaria mortality rate has reduced by 47% between 2000-20013!

This World Malaria Day, as we are coming up to the end of the Millennium Development Goals, we thought it would be a good idea to bring everyone up to speed with the latest facts about Malaria. Then share your favorite fact on Facebook by clicking the image:

 

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If you want to know how you can help stop the spread of Malaria then go to WorldMalariaDay.org to find out more information!

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