Malaria infects about 500 million people yearly, and 1 million are killed by it. SubSaharan Africa is hardest hit. The World Health Assembly initated World Malaria Day during its 60th session in May 2007 to remind us of the efforts being made to deal with the problem. Take a few minutes to learn more about the disease, the people it affects, and what’s being done to control at this World Health Organization site.
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See also this article on World Malaria Day in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for April 22, 2011.
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