Healthcare company Alere recognizes 2015 World Malaria Day (April 25) with a new video. Tressy is introduced in the newest episode of ‘Alere Stories’ series.
Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria. According to the World Health Organization, in 2013, more than 430,000 African children died of malaria before their fifth birthdays.
Tressy was infected with Malaria when she was four. But Tressy lived.
Malaria is a deadly disease, but it is preventable. With a simple rapid diagnostic test, like the SD Bioline Malaria Ag P.f from Alere, and treatment, children like Tressy can be cured, the company suggests.
Alere believes that early detection equals early treatment, equals early recovery, equals back to life.