Interactive "Mozzy Air" map highlights impact of malaria

by Julie Mollins | @jmollins | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Saturday, 18 August 2012 01:17 GMT

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A "Malaria No More" campaign reminds people to protect themselves from malaria when they travel to affected regions

A new month-long campaign launched ahead of World Mosquito Day on Aug. 20, by charity Malaria No More is intended to remind people to protect themselves from malaria when they travel to affected regions.

Malaria caused an estimated 655,000 deaths in 2010, mostly among African children, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

"Mozzy Air" – is a fictitious airline that flies to over 100 destinations. Its flight paths to countries affected by malaria are shown in an interactive infographic.

People can share their malaria story via Mozzy Air to help raise awareness about the disease and follow Twitter hashtag #MozzyAir.

Try clicking on the spots on the map:

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