Thursday, April 24, 2008

WHO Combats Malaria

The World Health Organization has declared tomorrow, April 25, 2008 as World Malaria Day.

A day dedicated to education and understanding this dreaded disease. Malaria is preventable and curable with the right medication. Sadly however, the most common medications are also highly counterfeited, with a rate as high as 85% in some countries, such as Nigeria. Patients are left with what was to be their hope now becoming their downfall.

Even more tragic, those most vulnerable to the disease are young children and pregnant mothers. More than a million die each year.

WHO has declared war and has vowed to eliminate Malaria. Please take a moment to reflect on their accomplishments in this humanitarian effort.

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