Here are some startling facts about malaria in Mozambique (Stomp Out Malaria):
- Malaria is the leading cause of death in Mozambique.
- Malaria accounts for 29% of deaths, and 42% of deaths among children under 5 years old in Mozambique.
- 100% of Mozambique's population is at risk of malaria.
Many in Mozambique and throughout Africa are not so fortunate to have the immediate access to medicine and healthcare as I was a short month ago. When they fall victim to malaria, it could very well be a death sentence. Please visit Stomp Out Malaria and get educated on the efforts by Peace Corps to eradicate malaria in Africa.