World Malaria Day
Submitted by Richard Branson on April 25, 2012
I'm on my way to Washington for an event on impact investing with Hillary Clinton and have been looking at a note about today also being World Malaria Day.
Ending malaria would be a profound "impact investment" in human capital, especially in Africa where the disease wreaks havoc. Most of the 200 million people afflicted with malaria - which kills 600,000 every year - are on the African continent.
It just takes a single mosquito bite to spread malaria, but the World Health Organization and others are making huge progress with simple interventions like treated bed nets...