Two third of malaria cases in South-East Asia occur in India. According to the World Health Organization, in 2011, 2.15 million parasitologically confirmed malaria cases were reported, with 3 countries accounting for 95% of confirmed cases: India (61%), Myanmar (22%) and Indonesia (12%). Both cases and deaths are substantially underreported but these proportions are indicative […]
Malaria is an entirely treatable and mostly preventable disease. Less than a century ago it was prevalent across the world, but in high-income countries prevention, monitoring and treatment brought the disease under control and eventually eradicated it. In 1951 the United States hit a milestone by having three years without a single malaria case. Malaria […]
Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak also on Bill C-393. Senator Carstairs has already spoken so articulately about why we need to pass this bill soon. I shed light on the difference it will make in the lives of so many Africans. To our voice has been added the voice of Senator Murray. Senator Carstairs and Senator Murray are two people who, most of us believe, are our leaders and mentors in the Senate. Senator Nancy Ruth and Senator Dallaire added their voices.
I am a child of Africa. I have drunk water from the River Nile and swam in Lake Victoria. However, Canada is now my home. For over 40 years, the people, who now are my people, have put clothes on my family’s back and fed my family when we were hungry refugees.