Today, 25th April 2017 is World Malaria Day.
Did you know…
- That nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria?
- That in 2015, there were roughly 212 million malaria cases and an estimated 429000 malaria death?.
- That Sub-Saharan Africa continues to carry a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden?
- That in 2015, Sub-Saharan Africa was home to 90% of malaria cases and 92% of malaria deaths?
I can go on and on with numbers but the bottom line is malaria is dangerous to everyone and even more dangerous to pregnant mothers and children under the age of five. That is why the call for closing malaria gap is salient.
Pamoja tuangamize malaria!!!!!!