Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25, 2011 is World Malaria Day

Ten years ago today, 44 African leaders formed a committee devoted to decreasing human deaths caused by Malaria.  This commitment is celebrated annually on April 25th and is marked as the day to commemorate global efforts to fight Malaria. Malaria is a serious illness that puts 3.3 billion people in 106 countries at risk of the disease.  Currently Africa is the continent most at risk and many of the 1 million deaths are African children. “Passport Health wants to honor this day and show its support by offering to protect and educate people about the disease” notes Fran Lessans, Passport Health’s Founder and CEO.

The theme of the 2011 World Malaria Day campaign is "Achieving Progress and Impact" to celebrate the successful results of these past efforts but also highlight the significant challenges that still remain and emphasize how much more must be done to reach near zero deaths by 2015. There is no vaccination for Malaria and no drug is 100% effective at preventing Malaria. Preventive measures such as the use of bed nets and repellents in conjunction with the properly subscribed medication are important and can dramatically decrease the risk to travelers.  Passport Health, specializes in helping Business Travelers, Leisure Travelers, and Mission Travelers become informed and protected.

For more information or to schedule your consultation appointment with a travel specialist, Contact Passport Health or call 1-888-499-PASS (7277)




4 comments:

  1. that video was really touching and moving... congratulations to them and may they continue helping more people, and hopefully those kids will have the same kindness and understanding of what the world truly is... God bless..

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  3. I never realise that World Malaria Day was on the 25th April, St Lucia

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