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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Buzzzz...First Ever US Malaria Day

Families USA: The Voice for Health Care Consumers

Marking Malaria Awareness Day

Did you know . . .

  • In a phenomenon known as "airport malaria," infected mosquitoes can be transported to the U.S. by aircraft coming from malaria-endemic countries?
  • Malaria is the single most infectious disease threat to U.S. troops worldwide?
  • Malaria is the biggest killer of children under the age of five in Africa?

Wednesday, April 25th, is the first ever U.S. Malaria Awareness Day. Health leaders around the country and the world are recognizing this day in conjunction with Africa Malaria Day .

To learn more about the lesser-known aspects of malaria, see 26 Things You Probably Don't Know About Malaria and the Families USA press release on Malaria Day.

Families USA has also just completed its Investing in Global Health Research publication series, including a fact sheet on malaria. The publications cover some of the major diseases affecting millions world-wide, and talk about why government investment in global health is crucial for humanitarian, diplomatic, economic, and military reasons.

Sign up here to get updates on global health.

Families USA's work on malaria is part of its Global Health Initiative (http://www.familiesusa.org/globalhealth ).

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Families USA | 1201 New York Ave., NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005
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