Apr. 25, 2017: World Malaria Day

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Apr. 25, 2017

Spotlighted Topic of the Week: World Malaria Day

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The Road Ahead to Malaria Eradication

World Malaria Day arrives today with a theme that is equal parts ambition and aspiration—“End Malaria for Good.” It’s catchy and encapsulates a universal goal. It also compels us to take unflinching stock to understand where we are in the fight against this beguiling foe. And more importantly, what needs to change to end a disease that still killed 429,000 people in 2015 and continues to exact an especially tragic toll on children under age 5 living in Africa…Read blog

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Under the Net: A Virtual Reality Experience To Defeat Malaria

Nothing But Nets and Discovery VR bring you the powerful virtual reality story of an 11-year-old girl named Amisa, a refugee living in the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania with her mother and six siblings. Struggling to survive each day, and with no protection from mosquitoes that carry malaria at night, you will experience Amisa’s life through her eyes. Watch video

Under the Net: A Virtual Reality Experience To Defeat Malaria
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CDC Scientists Working to Protect U.S. Servicemen and Women from Malaria

World Malaria Day is a powerful and important catalyst that focuses attention on often overlooked work to erase this terrible disease and save millions of lives. But for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), especially CDC’s Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, the day carries extra meaning since it provides CDC a chance to return to its roots. CDC’s predecessor, the Office of Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA), after all, was created in 1942 with one specific mission—fight malaria and protect members of the U.S. military from the disease wherever they serve….Read story

CDC Scientists Working to Protect U.S. Servicemen and Women from Malaria

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