Many enthusiastic Rotaractors have been asking about resources for promoting our national project: Rotaractors Against Malaria. Keep an eye on our page “Resources: Malaria Project” as we will be updating it over the next few weeks after the RAM Conference in Brisbane.
According to the World Health Organisation Malaria kills one person, somewhere in the world, every minute. Pregnant women and children under five are the most at risk. In 2013, there were about 198 million malaria cases (down from 219 million in 2010) and an estimated 584 000 malaria deaths. People living in the poorest countries are the most vulnerable to malaria. In 2010, 90% of all malaria deaths occurred in the WHO African Region, mostly among children under five years of age. Malaria mortality rates have fallen by 47% globally since 2000, and by 54% in the WHO African Region.
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