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Celebrate World Malaria Day

Malaria is a serious disease that is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. It can leave a person feeling feverish and have the chills and, if not promptly treated, the symptoms can be fatal. In fact, more than 200 million people contract malaria each year, and about 1/2 million people each year needlessly die from it.

Even in these modern times, half the world still lives at risk of this fully preventable and treatable disease. While great strides against malaria have been made in the last couple of decades, there has been a bit of a plateau lately. The world still has very far to go toward wiping out this deadly illness.

World Malaria Day was created by concerned citizens as a part of the strategy to do just that!

History of World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day was started with the intention of reflecting on the progress that the Global Community has made in working to control and eradicate the spread of this challenging disease. The day also allows for the Global Community which made remarkable progress in fighting Malaria to re-group and help to fight and control other infectious diseases that are prevalent in society today.

World Malaria Day is a gathering of people who partake in activities and commit to carry on investing for the future in order to defeat Malaria. This day is an international observance that was established in 2007 when it was agreed upon by the World Health Assembly, which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Several different groups have worked together to promote this day, including corporations from the private sector, multinational organizations like “Malaria No More” or “Spread the Net” and grassroots organizations, such as the “Mosquitoes Suck Tour”.

One important aspect of World Malaria Day is the effort to engage the political and governmental leaders, communities, and private sectors of African countries (where malaria cases are most prevalent). Then, encouraging them to take actions that will help the people of these countries to thrive. The theme of this movement is ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’.

During 2020, when World Malaria Day had to go online, the importance of the day was still acknowledged through a “virtual applause” that united people all over the globe through social media. The applause was to thank health professionals who work on the front lines against malaria, Co-Vid and so many other diseases.

The rate of malaria cases and deaths is still far too high, so it is still vitally important to share the facts in order for the illness to continue on the road toward being eradicated. With the goal of ending malaria within the next generation, World Malaria Day continues to grow.

World Malaria Day is celebrated by a variety of different people all across the globe and, because of that, this strong group of people can certainly make a change for a better future!

JOKE OF THE DAY

Knock knock 
Who’s there? 
To. 
To who? 
Surely you mean to whom.

TODAY’S ARTIST 
thanks, Natalie

Eva Frankfurther (10 February 1930-January 1959) 

was a German-born British artist known for her depictions of the immigrant communities of the East End of London in the 1950s.

IDIOM OF THE DAY

What does the saying ‘Bird-brain’ mean?

Meaning: Someone who has a bird-brain, or is bird-brained, is stupid.

thanks, Patsy

(Not So) TOTALLY USELESS FACTS OF THE DAY

The phrase ‘ The 3 R’s ‘ (standing for ‘reading, writing and arithmetic’) was created by Sir William Curtis, who was illiterate.


The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.


101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don’t die throughout the movie.


READERS INFO

Coronavirus Style by Sylvia, CAN DO Correspondent


COFFEE thanks, Ella

PICTURES OF THE DAY

The Emperor Gum Moth caterpillar feeding on a eucalyptus leaf. Caterpillars of the Emperor Gum Moth pass through five stages, shedding their skin and changing their appearance at each stage of development, before spinning a dark brown silken cocoon and metamorphosing into the adult moth.

“Cyber Monsoon”

A torrential monsoon rain in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

knit
thanks, Michele


knit

knit

KNIT PATTERNS OF THE DAY
thanks, Valerie, Canadian Correspondent


crochet
thanks, Clara


crochet
thanks, Alexa

crochet

crochet

crochet

Washcloth

RECIPE
thanks, Shelley, New York Food Correspondent

PANTRY RECIPE

thanks, Debbie


CROCKPOT RECIPE

VEGAN/ VEGETARIAN RECIPE

Both vegetarian and vegan diets may provide health benefits, including reduced body weight, lower cholesterol levels, and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, it is important for vegetarians and vegans to ensure that they are meeting all of their nutritional requirements.

thanks, Alice

COPYCAT RECIPE 
thanks, Jenny

RETRO RECIPE

thanks, Ann

SWEETS RECIPE

thanks, Sara

ADULT COLORING

FUN

thanks, Kate

solution:



CRAFTS .. Mother’s Day

thanks, Miriam

CHILDREN’S CORNER .. Mother’s Day


PUZZLE

Fire Truck Gaz Jigsaw Puzzle


WORD SEARCH


abscond
breech

cells
cheese
cover
crossbar

debris
deplore
derail

ever
experience

hearsay

importance
interest

jester

keep
knock

lore

narrative

order

peel
perception

perdition
precept
prevalent
queen

regret
relieve
rings
ripe
roar
rode

seen
speed
spoil
stern
streak

taste
tribe

verse
warren



SUDOKU .. hard

solution:




ICE BREAKER

thanks, Kris

You can use ‘ice breaker questions’ to build a rapport, enabling strangers to engage in back and forth conversion. With a little practice and possibly a beer or two, you’ll be breaking more ice than the Titanic. 

Isn’t The Word ‘Queue’ Just The Letter Q Followed By Four Silent Letters?

QUOTE

thanks, Anita

CLEVER 

thanks, Bev

EYE OPENER 
thanks, Bonnie


A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

The rain begins with a single drop. -Manal al-Sharif, human rights activist (b. 25 Apr 1979)

OPTICAL ILLUSION


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