WORLD MALARIA DAY - April 25

WORLD MALARIA DAY

“Malaria Awareness Day was designated to be April 25 by President George W. Bush in 2007. In his proclamation, President Bush called on Americans to join in on the goal to eradicate malaria on the African continent.  On April 25, 2006, President Bush described Malaria Awareness Day to be a day when “we focus our attention on all who suffer from this terrible disease — especially the millions on the continent of Africa. We remember the millions more who died from this entirely preventable and treatable disease. As a compassionate nation, we are called to spread awareness about malaria – and we’re called to act. That’s what compassionate people do. When they see a problem, they act. And that’s what we’re here to talk about. On this special day, we renew our commitment to lead the world toward an urgent goal, and that is to turn the tide against malaria in Africa, and around the globe.” President Bush also shared with the public the White House’s strategic plan against malaria. This included two new endeavors in Uganda and Madagascar to distribute millions of life saving bed nets with the New York-based nonprofit group Malaria No More.”  (Wikipedia)