Monday, April 25, 2005

Blog resource - Malaria

Today is Africa Malaria Day, which I had no idea even existed, until I read about it on Keith's blog. He's got a great set of posts highlighting the problem of Malaria, background and what we can do about it.

- Malaria kills over 1 million people each year, 90% of them in sub-Saharan Africa. That is 3 tsunamis each year....
- Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are shown to reduce deaths in young children by an average of 20%. Almost 20 African countries have reduced or eliminated taxes and tariffs on ITNs to make them more affordable. But they are still expensive for families at risk of malaria, who are among the poorest in the world.
- "In Africa today, malaria is understood to be both a disease of poverty and a cause of poverty."

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Great stuff, Keith! Thanks for helping to make us aware. Isn't the web great?

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