World Malaria Day 2012

Today, around the globe, countries, organizations and individuals are observing World Malaria Day.  According to the WHO World Malaria Report 2011, there were 216 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2010. Although it is a preventable and treatable infectious disease, more than 1 million people die of malaria each year.   The majority of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa where it is the leading cause of death among children under five.   What can be done to prevent it?  What initiatives and organizations are working towards finding a solution?  How can we visualize data on the impact malaria?  In observance of World Malaria Day, Taubman Health Sciences Library has created an information resource guide, Information Empowerment: MALARIA at http://guides.lib.umich.edu/malaria.  We encourage you to investigate the multimedia sources, websites, news, research resources, data visualization tools.   Let’s take part in an important discussion and become part of the solution to eradicating a killer disease.

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