Blog: Malaria

#DefeatMalaria on World Malaria Day

Spring! Warm weather, sunshine, flowers, and… mosquitoes. In many parts of the United States, these annoying creatures come sooner than people would like. Fortunately, they’re usually no more than a nuisance. But what do they mean for people in other parts of the world?

Imagine a mosquito. It bites you. You get a bump, it itches, and a few days later it’s gone. That’s it, the end.

Except when it’s not. In many countries, that bite can mean so much more. It can mean malaria- illness, oppressive medical expenses, and death.

However, did you know that malaria is preventable and curable?


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