CDC and the fight against Meningitis and Malaria

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World Malaria Day is April 25, 2020. This year’s theme, “Zero Malaria Starts with Me”, reminds each of us of the role we can play, individually and collectively, to help achieve a world free of malaria. We have made tremendous progress in the fight against malaria. Still, an estimated 3.2 billion people—almost half the world’s population across 91 countries or territories—are at risk of malaria.

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We have made tremendous progress in the fight against malaria.

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We have made tremendous progress in the fight against malaria. Contributions by CDC; The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI); Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; and the Roll Back Malaria partnership have been paramount to the gains we have achieved.
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Compared to 2000: Annual number of global malaria deaths cut in half, saving 7 million lives globally since 2001.

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Compared to 2000: Annual number of global malaria deaths cut in half, saving 7 million lives globally since 2001.
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Malaria by the Numbers - More than half (61%) of all malaria deaths are in children under 5

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Malaria by the Numbers – More than half (61%) of all malaria deaths are in children under 5.
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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE


World Meningitis Day – In 2017, a meningitis outbreak swept across southeastern Niger and northern Nigeria, affecting thousands of people. Rahinatou Hamidou Amadou, a young woman living in Niger who fell ill with meningitis. Photo Credit: Human Interest Documentaries.

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Defeating Meningitis - Many steps are taking place to uplift the tireless work of Niger and continue to reduce the meningitis burden.

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Defeating Meningitis – Many steps are taking place to uplift the tireless work of Niger and continue to reduce the meningitis burden.
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Defeating Meningitis - Serogroup A Meningococcal Meningitis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Deadly, Expensive, Preventable.

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Defeating Meningitis – Serogroup A Meningococcal Meningitis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Deadly, Expensive, Preventable.
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Proud to Protect Burkinabè from Meningitis -This story illustrates that demand for MACV is very high in Burkina Faso.

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Proud to Protect Burkinabè from Meningitis -This story illustrates that demand for MACV is very high in Burkina Faso.
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April 24/30 – World Immunization Week

May 17 – World Hypertension Day

May 31 – World No Tobacco Day

June 14 – World Blood Donor Day

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Content source: Global Health