CORVALLIS, Ore. – The International Health Club at Oregon State University is sponsoring Malaria Awareness Week April 23-27.
This OSU event is in conjunction with a series of events happening around the country. In 2000, African leaders from 44 different countries declared April 25 as Africa Malaria Day. This year the United States will officially commemorate Malaria Awareness Day for the first time.
Meg Henning, one of the organizers of the event, said the group wants to raise awareness about malaria, a disease that claims more than 1 million people lives each year.
The International Health Club is a student-run organization that brings together students and professionals with an interest in public health issues. The club includes students in the Department of Public Health, College of Health and Human Sciences.
The following events are free and open to the public:
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