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Against Malaria

You can catch malaria if a female of the Anopheles type of mosquito bites someone carrying the malaria parasite and then bites you, passing it on to you.

Location: TANZANIA
Members: 23
Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2013



Key facts

* Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
* A child dies of malaria every 30 seconds.
* There were 247 million cases of malaria in 2006, causing nearly one million deaths, mostly among African children.
* Malaria is preventable and curable.
* Approximately half of the world's population is at risk of malaria, particularly those living in lower-income countries.
* Travellers from malaria-free areas to disease "hot spots" are especially vulnerable to the disease.
* Malaria takes an economic toll - cutting economic growth rates by as much as 1.3% in countries with high disease rates.

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Comment by samwel mbaule on November 28, 2010 at 6:44pm
im about to make a local research in my city Mbeya! . .to see those who dies in home!
Comment by The B4E Ent on February 11, 2010 at 6:10pm

 

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