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Today is the World Malaria Day

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The World Malaria Day raises awareness about this devastating disease which:

  • Kills more than one million people every year – most of them children under age five and pregnant women.
  • Kills nearly 3,000 children every day.
  • Is estimated to cost Africa about US$12 billion annually in lost gross domestic product (GDP), slowing GDP growth by as much as 1.3 percent per year.
  • Is a preventable and treatable disease – half of these deaths could be avoided.

Check out the World Bank's Booster Program for Malaria Control in Africa

 

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thanks very much for sharing! "Kills nearly 3,000 children every day. Is estimated to cost Africa about US$12 billion annually in lost gross domestic product (GDP), slowing GDP growth by as much as 1.3 percent per year" helpful information! thanks

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