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World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is April 25

World Malaria Day, April 25th, is a day to remember that approximately 1 million people are killed by this preventable disease each year. It's also a day to take action to put an end to malaria. United Methodists are doing much to stem the tide.

You can be involved through Make Malaria History, a campaign offering a variety of ways to join the effort to eradicate malaria.

Make Malaria HistoryUMCOR's Response to Malaria

Facts, resources, and how to help in the fight against this preventable disease.
 

Join United Methodists in the Fight Against MalariaCollaborating in the Fight against Malaria

4/15/08: United Methodist health institutions in parts of Africa will play enlarged roles in the fight against malaria as they gain capacity through a unique anti-malaria alliance.
 

Nurse Christiana explains the importance of using bed nets to prevent malaria.Malaria: Filling a Deep Need

UMCOR News
4/14/08: “Nothing is sufficient,” says Henrietta Emmanuel, head of Kissy Hospital’s malaria program. The need is so great that nets and medicines are used as soon as they arrive.
 

Malaria Day BulletinWorld Malaria Day Bulletin Insert

Worldwide 300 to 500 million people contract malaria each year. Malaria is also one of the biggest killers of children in Africa, accounting for nearly one in five deaths throughout the continent.
 

Mission Agency Marks Africa Malaria Day With Worship and New Educational Materials

04/25/07: The United Methodist Church's international mission agency marked Africa Malaria Day, April 25, with prayers and the release of new educational material on its comprehensive anti- malaria campaign. The special observance came during the semi-annual directors' meeting of the General Board of Global Ministries, an organization with personnel and projects in more than 125 countries.

 

Get more malaria resources from other websites:
 

Net Gain Against Malaria: Initiatives of the United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church is working to fight malaria around the world.

 

Global Malaria Programme

World Health Organization
Malaria is an infection caused by a parasite and carried from person to person by mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable but kills more than one million people—most of them young children living in Africa—each year.

 

Malaria Overview

Global Health Reporting
Malaria, one of the world's most common and serious tropical diseases, causes at least one million deaths every year -- the majority of which occur in the most resource-poor countries. More than half of the world's population is at risk of acquiring malaria, and the proportion increases each year because of deteriorating health systems, growing drug and insecticide resistance, climate change, natural disasters and armed conflict.