Malaria: A Plague of the Poor

Rebecca St. James hosts the radio special "Malaria: A Plague of the Poor".

Malaria: A Plague of the Poor

In recognition of World Malaria Day on April 25, Compassion has produced a new radio special, "Malaria: A Plague of the Poor." Hosted by Grammy award-winning artist Rebecca St. James, the 30-minute special focuses on raising awareness of the disease, educates people about the deadly reality of malaria for children around the world, and describes how Compassion is fighting to change the statistics.

In this 54 minute webcast we discuss Compassion's strategic response to malaria that provides prevention, treatment and hope to children and their caregivers as a part of our Christian holistic child development model.

How much do you know about malaria?

We created a short quiz to test your knowledge about malaria. See how much you know and then forward it to you friends and challenge them to beat your score.

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What is malaria?

Malaria is a potentially fatal infection of the blood caused by a protozoan parasite called Plasmodium. An infection occurs when a person is bitten by a mosquito that carries the parasite.

What is Compassion doing?

Through the Malaria Intervention Fund we provide children and their families with:

  • insecticide-treated mosquito nets
  • education on malaria — prevention and control
  • medical treatment for those infected
  • insecticide to treat their homes

Where can I learn more?

Read our Frequently Asked Questions about malaria.

For more resources and information on malaria prevention and treatment, visit the following Web sites: