Today is World Malaria Day

Today is World Malaria Day (and the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization!). When shoppers add an item to their shopping carts, they currently have the option to choose to support malaria prevention by providing malaria prevention pills to children in communities facing the deadly disease. (Please note: the health and human rights initiatives supported by Picture A Healthier World are subject to change based on changes in the projects led by the organizations we support).

Visit the WHO’s website for a series of interviews with leaders involved in the malaria response - including Bill Gates - as they reflect on the fight against the disease that claims 445,000 lives each year. Also check out the statement by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, detailing the critical need to ensure that no one is left behind in accessing life-saving services to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease.