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Malaria, Mortality, and the Months Ahead…

September 10, 2009

Back in April, we posted a story about the race between CNN and Ashton Kutcher to see who would be the first to accumulate 1 million twitter followers. Ashton won the race, and as a result both he and CNN donated bednets to MalariaNoMore for World Malaria Day. 

And the fight against malaria didn’t stop there. The New York Times posted a story yesterday, reporting on a decrease of over 25%  in child mortality rates over the past two decades, partly attributed to the increased distribution of malaria nets to developing countries. Read more about Lifting the Burden of Malaria by visiting our website: http://www.impact.upenn.edu/our_work/Malaria-CompleteGuide.html

In a previous post, I mentioned that we are now in the midst of Hunger Action Month and October will host World Habitat Day. In addition, Hedge Funds vs. Malaria and Pneumonia (formerly Hedge Funds vs. Malaria) has declared the first World Pneumonia Day on November 2, 2009. Stay tuned to learn more about the Center’s upcoming work in child mortality, specifically focusing on neglected tropical diseases, such as pneumonia and diarrhea, for ways philanthropists can contribute to decreasing child mortality rates for years to come.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 27, 2010 12:38 pm

    I have noticed that this post was posted in 2009. And today nov 27 2010 we still see malaria disease even in a larger scale specially in Haiti caused by the earthquake and flood.
    I aware also of another disease that is getting more popular, the lupus disease.
    I didn’t find any information on your website, even your website is very informative. I will comeback often to see if you have anything for me on the lupus symptoms disease.
    Thank you
    Rob

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