Education on malaria in Burkina Faso
Africa Malaria Control Day commemorates and recognizes the importance of tackling the issue of malaria in Africa.
Since its inception, increased funding has been given from around the world to assist in eradicating the bacteria carried by certain species of mosquitoes in Africa.
President Bush pledged $1.2 billion at the G8 summit in 2005 in an attempt to reduce malaria mortality rate on the continent by 50%. Bill Gates's 'Gates Foundation' put forward a total of $860 million to go to malaria eradication programs.