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World Malaria Day

New Focus on Housing Improvements May Be Key to Reducing the Global Burden of Malaria

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

We have enough positive indicators to urge that housing improvements be examined carefully as another valuable tool in reducing the incidences of malaria.

Malaria Is The 'Greatest Success Story In Global Health': Nonprofit

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.25.2014 | Impact

A decade ago, up to 45 percent of all hospital admissions in Africa were caused by malaria, according to USAID. Today, the continent is in a dramat...

How The Lollipop Brigade Is Fighting Malaria

Martin Edlund | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Martin Edlund

In the immortal words of Mary Poppins, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. But can a sugary orange lollipop treat a million kids for malaria?

Top 10 Reasons to Believe Malaria Can Be Defeated in Our Lifetime

Ray Chambers | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Ray Chambers

The progress made in the six years since the first World Malaria Day has not only saved millions of lives (child deaths this year are below 500,000 for the first time in history), but given us reason to believe, this World Malaria Day, we can defeat malaria in our lifetime.

In Heaven, We Feed Each Other

Mary Ellen Jebbia | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Mary Ellen Jebbia

If we are to end our own suffering, we need to start by seeking to help and allow ourselves to be helped.

At a Defining Moment in the Fight to End Malaria

Kent Campbell | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Kent Campbell

Globally, more than 90 countries today are malaria-free, with an additional 26 en route to achieving that status. Still, eliminating malaria in Africa is a challenging goal.

With $3 Billion Annual Shortfall in Controlling Malaria, Replenishing Global Fund Should Be a Priority to Prevent Resurgence

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Ban Ki-moon

Malaria continues to inflict a major toll on least developed countries -- primarily in Africa -- and millions of people still lack access to life-saving interventions. In Africa, malaria kills a child every minute.

Religious Leaders 'Noisy About Malaria' In Mozambique

Christopher LaTondresse | Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion
Christopher LaTondresse

The disease steals 650,000 lives around the world each year, devastating entire communities and undermining opportunities for prosperity and growth -- and disproportionately affecting the African continent.

Slamming Malaria (Q&A)

Shaquille O'Neal | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Shaquille O'Neal

Malaria is a disease that is not on the top of mind of the general public, and it's important that we change this, the more people know about it, the better chance we have to make it a disease of the past. We can't let a mosquito win.

Malaria, a Scourge We Can Defeat

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Carolyn Woo Malaria is an enormous and tragic problem -- that can be beat. It takes the life of a child every minute in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a...

World Malaria Day and 3 Things You Can Do to Help

Joseph Peterson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Joseph Peterson

According to the World Health Organization, 650,000 people still die every year from this preventable disease, and most of those people are children under five years of age. Stop here and let that sink in: 650,000.

Clinton Officially Joins Twitter

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton officially joined Twitter Wednesday night, posting under the handle @billclinton. Clinton first "joined" twitter Apri...

Why Every Mom Should Cry on World Malaria Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

No mom will walk away from this film with a dry eye, neither should anyone else. So, this World Malaria Day, see the film. Cry. Then take action ... because you can.

Where Social Impact Meets Professional Identity

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

One can certainly say that throughout history it's been individuals who have turned the tide against evil and entropy. What's changed in this age of social media is the extent to which -- and the speed with which -- warriors for good can be assembled.

Peace Corps Volunteers Extend Malaria Efforts to Villages and Towns Across Africa

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Peace Corps volunteers, in villages and towns across Africa, are complementing the work of global partners. Getting mosquito nets and malaria diagnostics and medicines to those in need is a core focus of PMI.

As World Malaria Day Approaches, HBO Movie Raises Needed Awareness

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Rev. Larry Hollon

This week, on April 25, we will observe World Malaria Day. There's no better time to join a movement that is saving lives. My prayer is that one day, there will be no malaria. My hope is that day will come soon.

Here I Am: Sir Richard Feachem on "Shrinking the Malaria Map"

Lucy Chesire | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Since 2000, over 1 million lives have been saved from malaria. This World Malaria Day (April 25th) is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the gains...

Can Malaria, TB, and HIV Deaths Be Eliminated?

Posted 01.23.2013 | Impact

Picture this: A world where virtually no child is born with HIV, or where no death is caused by a mosquito bite or by tuberculosis. As unrealistic as ...

What You Can Do To Fight For Global Health

Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact

If you've clicked here, you may have already viewed our wall of portraits, a collection of global citizens aligned to fight diseases that we can beat,...

Malaria: Less Investment = More Suffering, More Death

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

A new study published this week makes something clear: Providing funding to fight malaria makes malaria go away. Cutting funding for malaria makes malaria come back.

Taking the Malaria Fight Down to the Community Level

Mark Hanlon | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Mark Hanlon

Malaria remains one of the most widespread infectious diseases in Africa. Yet, insecticide treated nets are available. Medicines are available. Prevention education is available -- but to everyone?

Why I Am Thinking About the Nobel Peace Prize on World Malaria Day

Mark Leon Goldberg | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Mark Leon Goldberg

We need to diversify how we fund the global fight against diseases like malaria. The term for this is "innovative financing for development." The world's laboratory for innovative financing is located in Geneva, in a small outpost of the UN family called UNITAID.

WATCH: Mandy Moore On Prevention For World Malaria Day 2012

Posted 09.14.2012 | Impact

On World Malaria Day 2012, Mandy Moore shares a first-hand account with AOL of her visits to Cameroon, Central African Republic and Sudan, where she ...

World Malaria Day: The Faces Behind The Numbers

Katharine McPhee | Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact
Katharine McPhee

I recently went on a trip to multiple locations in Africa, where I learned that although I can't save the world, I can help save one life.

World Malaria Day: 5 Ways To Fight The Disease

Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact

In the time it takes for a malaria-infected mosquito to bite, you could do your part to end the spread of this deadly, but preventable, disease. Ev...