The Most Hated Creature on the Planet

There are some terrifying creatures in our world. Lions and snakes and crocodiles, oh my! Sharks even get their own week of the year. But there is one little pest that is far more deadly than these that has recently been the object of a lot of fear and hate.

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Malaria Bites! Bite Back.

What does malaria feel like? If malaria goes untreated, what can it lead to?

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A Creative Writing Assignment for World Malaria Day 2013

Half of the world’s population, 3.3 billion people, is at risk of malaria. And it’s all because of mosquitoes.

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I Have Malaria (or Thought I Did)

I came home from Ghana with severe chills, headache and a fever. I’d been in Africa two weeks, and these symptoms alarmed me. Could I be infected with malaria?

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World Malaria Day 2012

As they toured a village in Uganda, they came upon a grave on a hillside of a man – a father, a husband, a friend, a son – prematurely taken from his family because of malaria. Malaria, a disease preventable with as little as a mosquito net and an elementary health education.

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Parents in Burkina Faso Keep Children Safe Against Malaria

The need for mosquito nets for children in Burkina Faso is high, and solutions are being sought. Parental education is also a big step in the fight against malaria.

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World Malaria Day 2011 – It’s Okay to Get Angry

The theme for World Malaria Day 2011 is “Achieving Progress and Impact.” It’s a time to celebrate the victories of the past couple of years, but also to stress the great needs in order to reach near-zero deaths by 2015.

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Counting Malaria Out

At the center of Riaciina village in Kenya lies a semi-permanent house, traditionally constructed. The walls of the house are made of mud and smoothly smeared with cow dung. The roof is thatched with iron sheets. There is a big gap between the mud and […]

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World Malaria Day 2009: Count Malaria Out

The theme for World Malaria Day 2009 is “Count Malaria Out.” “This year’s World Malaria Day marks a critical moment in time. The international malaria community has merely two years to meet the 2010 targets of delivering […]

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World Malaria Day Webcast

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A Mosquito Bite Away

One of the things that shocked me when I visited Uganda last month was finding myself scared to death of mosquitoes. It was the strangest feeling to be afraid of something so small — something we usually think of as just a pest. But in Africa mosquito […]

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