29 Jun 2014

Malaria kills more than 620,000 annually, mainly children under 5 in sub-Saharan Africa. For many children across this region, the threat of malaria is scary and real. Students in Siaya, Kenya, participated in an essay competition about the disease, sponsored by the Kenya Medical Research Institute/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of their World Malaria Day commemoration activities. Students were asked, “How has malaria affected you and your family?” Excerpts from the winning essays and photos from the awards ceremony are included in this slide show.