Skip to content

Some SHOCKING fast facts about malaria

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/23/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

One child per minute dies from malaria.

Among the top killers of children is malaria. Malaria is a deadly parasite borne by mosquitoes and in some parts of the world it is astoundingly common. In equatorial Africa, for example, the disease has far-reaching impacts, depressing economies as it sickens and kills. Here are some facts about Malaria you may not yet know.

Malaria, transmitted by mosquitoes, kills one child every minute.

Malaria, transmitted by mosquitoes, kills one child every minute.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
5/23/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Health

Keywords: chemoprevention, malaria, Africa, Sahel, YCVF


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Malaria is a major killer, at least one child per minute dies of malaria, somewhere in the world.

Malaria is not just an African disease, but can be found in all the world's equatorial regions. Even in the United States, malaria cases have reached a 40-year high. About half of the world's population is at risk of contracting malaria. Most of those potential victims are children and pregnant women who are most susceptible to the disease.

Contribute now to save a life.

Malaria prevents children from attending school because of its debilitating impacts. About half of the children who miss school in Africa do so because they are suffering from malarial infection. Missing school means losing an educational opportunity and catching up can be difficult following a bout of malaria.

Education is critical in Africa for without it, children are condemned to a life of poverty. In addition to sickness, malaria can also cause permanent mental disabilities.

Other problems include billions of lost productivity. Estimates costs Africa about $12 billion or more per year. National economies in Africa are much smaller than in other parts of the developed world, meaning these impacts are widely felt, even by people who do not contract malaria.

The good news is that malaria can be fought and defeated, often for very little money. For as little as a few dollars, you can prevent the death of a child. The BUY A DOSE, GIVE A DOSE program from Your Catholic Voice Foundation allow you to make a tax deductible contribution to fight malaria for as little as $3. YCVF has also pledged to match every dose of medicine sent to patients, effectively doubling the power of your kindness.

Malaria is on the retreat and doctors are getting better at fighting back, but more needs to be done. The world faces a shortfall in anti-malaria funding of almost $4 billion per year. That's a lot of lives that aren't being saved for want of funding.

Will you help us close this gap? Don't be discouraged if your contribution is small. Great things often have small beginnings. Great things start with you.

Join us in 'Prayer and Action' today!

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for OCTOBER 2017
Workers and the Unemployed.
That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.


Comments


More Health

Australian Dr. Death invents 3D printable suicide machine Watch

Image of The suicide machine is impractical and ridiculous but is being used to spark conversation about euthanasia.

An Australian man whose friends call him 'Dr. Death,' has invented a 3D printable suicide machine. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - ... continue reading


What does it feel like to die? Evidence suggests a surprising answer Watch

Image of According to the evidence, death isn't something to be feared.

What does it feel like to die? This is a question that everyone has, but few people can answer. Now, a growing body of scientific and ... continue reading


Here's the best scientific argument yet against pornography Watch

Image of Pornography addiction is destroying lives, and the science proves it.

In 2013, Beyonce Knowles topped GQ's list of "The 100 Hottest Women of the 21st Century." San Francisco, CA (CNA/EWTN News) - That same ... continue reading


Aspirin may help people avoid some form of cancer Watch

Image of Does an aspirin a day keep cancer away? It does according to one study.

Aspirin may help people avoid many cancers, according to a study of 600,000 people performed in China. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) ... continue reading


The next global outbreak has arrived. Plague is spreading across Africa and is one flight away from going global as experts warn 'something is different' Watch

Image of Health officials have blamed ceremonies that involve digging up the dead and reburying them for the current outbreak, but this has not been confirmed. Still, they have asked people to halt the practice.

Millions of people around the world, including you, are in danger, but few people know it. However, experts from the World Health ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

Catholic Online MasterClass
Learn from experts

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Catholic Media Missionaries
The New Evangelization

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.