Malaria is probably not a disease to which you give much consideration.  That is understandable since it is not prevalent in our country.  We have been considering it more as we prepare to move our children into an area where death from malaria is all too common.  Malaria prophylaxis will be part of our routine as will sleeping under treated mosquito nets.  Many of the patients we see in the clinics will have malaria as a primary or complicating diagnosis.  That is why END MALARIA DAY caught my attention.  An NGO called Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease and recent progress shows that malaria’s days are numbered.   According to their website, “The World Health Organization’s 2010 World Malaria Report showed incredible progress in the fight against malaria. Thanks to the hard work of African governments, international partners, NGOs like Malaria No More, community health workers, doctors, scientists, volunteers, moms and dads and dedicated supporters like YOU, malaria deaths were reduced by 10% since just last year.”  It is exciting for me to see that so many different people from different backgrounds working in different ways to make a difference in this world.  We are not alone!