We Bet You Never Knew These 8 Things About Malaria

Malaria is among the most deadly diseases in the world with at least half a million people dying from a simple mosquito bite a year, and hundreds of millions infected. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Singapore malaria-free since 1982, but with more Singaporeans travelling overseas, the likelihood of catching this fatal disease is increased. In order to raise awareness about the disease in Asia, photographer Pearl Gan has teamed up with the Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit (EOCRU) in Jakarta to highlight the plight of minorities who are infected with malaria through a photo exhibition in partnership with The Wellcome Trust. It will be on from 2 to 29 September 2017 at the National Library Board. Ahead of that, here are some surprising facts about malaria that will shock you:

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