Every year, malaria causes 655,000 deaths. Every minute, a child dies from malaria. Right now, International Medical Corps is on the ground to combat malaria and help save lives.
WHAT IS MALARIA?
Malaria is a life-threatening parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes. It was once thought that the disease came from fetid marshes, hence the name mal•aria (bad air). In 1880, scientists discovered the real cause of malaria: a one-cell parasite called plasmodium. Later they discovered that the parasite is transmitted from person to person through the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito, which requires blood to nurture her eggs.
International Medical Corps is committed to fighting malaria around the world through treatment, prevention, and educational activities. We integrate our anti-malaria programs into all primary health care services. We work with governments to successfully introduce new malaria protocols and new drug combinations. International Medical Corps supplies many health centers while simultaneously building the capacity of health providers.