My essay about my brother coming down with Malaria after our excursion into the Honduran jungle is airing on the World Vision Report this week. He’s fine now. I’m just glad that I could get a story out of his suffering.
One of the folks at WVR contacted me looking for a funny piece – I believe they said quirky – about malaria and wanted to know if I had anything. “Boy, do I,” I told her.
It’s not easy to do Malaria quirky, but it is easy to have fun at my brother’s expense.
The story is part of their Malaria special…
Malaria remains one of the world’s great killers. Every thirty seconds, a child under five dies from malaria. That contributes to more than a million deaths a year. Two million people a year suffer from the disease, which hampers economic advancement in affected countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
To mark World Malaria Day on April 25, the World Vision Report focuses this week entirely on malaria — its history, causes, treatments, and the campaign to wipe out the disease by the year 2015.
While listening to the show, be sure to visit our special Malaria resource page, full of videos, links, and more.
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