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Wednesday
Apr252012

World Malaria Day

New York, USA- Today is World Malaria Day. Per the Wall Street Journal, Malaria has been responsible for half of all human deaths since the Stone Age. Per The Gates Foundation, Malaria causes nearly 1 million deaths per year, and 85 percent of those who die are children under 5 years of age. Ninety percent of malaria deaths occur in Africa, where the financial cost of malaria is crippling economic development due to the high cost of medicines and reduced productivity. Unlike many other diseases that plague our world, we can wipe malaria off the face of the map in our lifetime- forever. Its been done in the US generations ago with less money, less awareness and less technology. - Epic Road Team