25 April is World Malaria Day (https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-malaria-day)
Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease that continues to have a devastating impact on the health and livelihood of people around the world. In 2020, there were an estimated 241 million new cases of malaria and 627 000 malaria-related deaths in 85 countries. More than two thirds of deaths were among children under the age of 5 living in the WHO African Region.
The theme for World Malaria Day 2022 is “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives.”
Please join Dr Rina Fu, Dr Sarah Preston, Dr Michelle Power and Lisa Jones for a ASP Facebook Live event Monday 25 April at 3pm AEST/1pm AWST https://www.facebook.com/events/245867904387697 or just jump onto the the ASP Facebook page at 3pm AEST when we will go live https://www.facebook.com/ASParasitology to hear about malaria on World Malaria Day, how it can affect people and animals and also launch our new educational outreach program “Crafty Parasites – MALARIA“. As it is also ANZAC day in Australia we will also discuss the impact that malaria had on soldiers during World War 1 as described in the paper by Brabin, B.J. “Malaria’s contribution to World War One – the unexpected adversary.” Malar J 13, 497 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-13-497
“An unexpected adversary in the First World War was malaria. It attacked all combatant armies, with adverse consequences for vast numbers of troops, and devastated large civilian populations as a result of the environmental, civil, and demographic effects of troop dispersions and activities.”
Read the full article here https://rdcu.be/cL1Rx