Its World Malaria Day today.
With Ashton Kutcher's recent race to reach 1,000,000 Twitter followers before CNN and his victory donation of 10,000 mosquito nets to nothingbutnets.net, malaria has been in the headlines lately. Many of us aren't aware that it is the leading cause of child mortality in Africa, claiming 1,000,000 African children under the age of five every year. Hard to believe it doesn't make the news more often!
For World Malaria Day 2009, the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Global Program on Malaria is partnering with the Global Health Counsel, Populations Services International (PSI) and VOICES for a Malaria Free Future to share the story of success in Rwanda, where they have reduced malaria related deaths by 60%.
Find out what you can do to help in the fight against malaria here!
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