Geraldine Ryerson-Cruz 202-615-2608
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"Deadliest Predator” is an interactive exhibit that educates visitors about the mosquito-borne disease malaria and how this preventable and treatable pandemic can be stopped. The exhibit, at Washington DC’s Union Station the week following World Malaria Day, depicts the history of malaria in the U.S. and how it was eradicated here, while demonstrating that it still infects 250 million people worldwide annually and is a leading killer of children and pregnant mothers in developing nations.
The exhibit was created by international aid group World Vision, which is working to reduce the illness and death caused by malaria in vulnerable communities by providing bed nets and prevention education to households, which along with accessible low-cost treatment can go far towards eliminating the burden of the disease worldwide. Progress is being made ion Africa and elsewhere, and further commitment is needed to stop the needless deaths of one child every 40 seconds to malaria.
The Union Station event will help individuals to learn how they can help and use their voice to End Malaria. www.endmalaria.org.
Week of World Malaria Day
April 26-30: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00pm, May 1: 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.
Union Station, West Hall
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, please visit www.worldvision.org/press.