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World Malaria Day April 25, 2012

In 2010, about 3.3 billion people – almost half of the world’s population – were at risk of malaria. Every year, this leads to about 216 million malaria cases and an estimated 655 000 deaths. People living in the poorest countries are the most vulnerable.

World Malaria Day,  observed this year on April 25, was established to raise awareness that malaria is preventable and treatable and to mobilize communities to become involved in the fight against it.

Learn more at:  [ASPH Friday Letter, April 20, 2012]

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