Secretary Clinton delivers a video statement in honor of World Malaria Day.
World Malaria Day is recognized on April 25. Every year, between 300 and 500 million people suffer the effects of malaria. The disease claims more than one million lives annually, and 90% of its victims are children. Together with its terrible human toll, the effects of malaria hurt educational achievement, worker productivity, and economic development. It afflicts the impoverished, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, and is itself a source of poverty.
In honor of World Malaria Day, Secretary Clinton calls to attention the effects of this disease and reaffirms U.S. commitment to curb the spread of the disease and work with global partners to end malaria as a major public health threat. You may watch or read the Secretary's statement.