Thursday, 25 April 2013

World Malaria Day

Today, April 25, 2013 is World Malaria Day.

What is Malaria?

Malaria is a serious and occasionally fatal disease. It is caused by a parasite which is spread to humans by infected mosquitoes. There is no vaccine available against malaria .

Most deaths occur among children living in Africa where a child dies every minute from malaria.

Together, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeriaaccount for over 40% of the estimated total of malaria deaths globally.

Read about what Compassion is doing to help prevent Malariain the countries where Compassion works:

Compassion intervenes by:
  • Providing households at risk with treated mosquito nets
  • Educating family members on malaria prevention
  • Treating those suffering from malaria, chagas disease and dengue fever

What can you do?
Pray for kids around the world who suffer from this disease— and praise God for providing the tools needed to treat and prevent it!

In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:12-13

Donate to Compassion's Malaria Intervention Programs @

Public Health Agency of Canada – Malaria information fortravelers