WORLD MALARIA DAY

World Malaria Day is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognises global efforts to control malaria. Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria. WHO  (World health organisation) joins partner organisations in promoting this year’s World Malaria Day theme, Ready to Beat Malaria. more………

Commonwealth Games athlete taken to hospital after contracting malaria!

A COMMONWEALTH GAMES athlete has been hospitalised and is in a serious condition after contracting a tropical disease in the lead up to the event.
GOLDOC has confirmed a 23-year-old athlete was admitted to Gold Coast University Hospital yesterday suffering from malaria. … More Commonwealth Games athlete taken to hospital after contracting malaria!

THE MOZZIES ARE COMING!!

How the new mozzie emoji can create buzz to battle mosquito-borne disease Mosquitoes are coming. The Unicode Consortium has just announced that alongside your smiling face – or perhaps crying face – emoji you’ll soon be able to add a mosquito in Facebook. Read more……..

THINKING OF TRAVELLING!!

International travellers could be at risk of malaria infection in 91 countries around the world, mainly in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each year, WHO (World Health Organisation) releases International Travel and Health, a comprehensive and up-to-date guide regarding the prevention and treatment of all diseases potentially affecting travellers. The publication is aimed at health practitioners and … More THINKING OF TRAVELLING!!

GOOD NEWS!!

A very generous donation from The Reuben Pelerman Benevolent Foundation plus a couple of smaller donations made the committee very happy just before the Christmas holidays, bringing our donations to $290,000 getting us even closer to the target of $500,000. Thank you again to our very generous supporters of the Malaria Vaccine Project Good news … More GOOD NEWS!!