World Malaria Day -- April 25, 2009

April 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;4/24/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 15, p402
The article highlights the celebration of World Malaria Day. The theme for 2009 is Counting Malaria Out, with the goal of cutting malaria deaths in half by 2010 as stated in the Abuja Declaration. Malaria causes approximately one million deaths yearly with almost ninety percent of casualties happening in Africa. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) contributes to malaria control by participating in the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), a U.S. government interagency which started in 2005.


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