World Malaria Day

April 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Uganda | Leave a comment
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Kampala billboard for mosquito nets (click)

Today, April 25th marks World Malaria Day.    Since our boys are from a part of the world where malaria claims the lives of many children, our senses are heightened about this disease.    Not only that, Philip and Zachary have BOTH had malaria.

The truth about malaria is that it is very common in about half the world, can be deadly for those with weakened immune systems, and it is rampant in some areas of the world (Uganda being one of them).

From the Tropical Disease Research website (Tropical Disease & Research) ~

“Malaria is a leading cause of child mortality in Africa, claiming a life nearly every 30 seconds. Children are at the highest risk for severe malarial illness and death during the first five years of life while their immune systems are developing.”

Check it out and see how you can be involved in moving towards a solution and the eradication of this disease!

Tweet for Malaria

Provide mosquito nets

Swim for malaria

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