A Worldwide Killer
The Strive to End Malaria
What is Malaria?
Malaria is a treatable disease that happens in more than 100 countries around the world and is a threat to more than 2 billion people. There is estimated to be 300 - 500 million cases each year, with about one million of those resulting in death. The disease will kill 1 out of every 20 before the age of five, and every 30 seconds, a child dies of malaria. In Africa, 80% of all cases are treated at home, but 60% of all hospital admissions are for malaria.
How to Help!
One organization that helps to prevent malaria is the MFI (which stands for Malaria Foundation International). The MFI has been working to fight against malaria since 1992. They help to provide education and training for the short and long term use of tools to fight against the disease.
Malaria.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2012. <http://www.malaria.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=8&Itemid=32>.