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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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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Idol Gives Back

I’m a fan of American Idol. I’m an especially big fan this week. Wednesday marks the second year that the Fox reality show takes a break from their regular programming to do something virtually unheard of on television these days — focus […]

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