Courtney Tompkins April 25, 2009world malaria day As an American, when I fall asleep I mostly worry about what I’ll wear the next day, whether I remembered to start the dishwasher and if I’m overscheduled the next day. Poor me. Imagine living in a country where going to sleep brings the worry of a mosquito bite leading to malaria. Today, April 25 is World Malaria Day.Every year there are approximately 300 MILLION malaria cases around the world. That includes more than a million deaths. 3000 children die each day! Malaria kills more African children than any other disease and costs Africa $12 billion annually in lost productivity. (more stats and info here & here)There are 109 countries with malaria in 4 regions. See this map.So today, especially, see if you can help. Buy a treated mosquito bed net, raise money, get educated and spread the word. 2 responses to “world malaria day” You can also help give mosquito nets, easily and at no cost, by joining Everywun:http://www.everywun.com/signup?i=942643Log in to Reply Dear Courtney,Thank you for displaying the button in the above post. Is there a chance you could do so again for World Malaria Day 2010?Many Thanks Sarah PickwickLog in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.