April 25 marks World Malaria Day, reminding us of one of the deadliest diseases in the world. Caused by mosquito bites transmitting any one of the plasmodium family of parasites, malaria infects about 300 million people every year and kills somewhere between 1.5 million and 2.7 million of them. And these are only the more conservative or optimistic numbers. The Kenya Medical Research Institute, for instance, believes there are 515 million cases of the most harmful form of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, alone.- Daniel Tseghay Canada must put fighting malaria at top of G8 agenda April 19, 2010
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Let's hope the Liberals don't get any goofy advice, play political games on this file as they did earlier with demanding tax funded abortions for the third world.
Let's hope they join in an adult conversation and push for safety, clean water, food, immunization programs to help with Malaria as a higher priority to save lives in the third world.
From CIDA website
- increasing food security
- securing the future of children and youth
- stimulating sustainable economic growth
Let's hope for some adult conversation from the opposition on this file.