Social entrepreneurship as a practice that integrates economic and social value creation has a long heritage and a global presence.
The concept of social entrepreneurship is still poorly defined and its boundaries to other fields of study remain fuzzy. While to some this may appear to be a problem, we see it as a unique opportunity for researchers from different fields and disciplines, such as entrepreneurship, sociology and organizational theory, to challenge and rethink central concepts and assumptions.
In 2008, there were 247 million cases of malaria and nearly one million deaths - mostly among children living in Africa.
In Africa a child dies every 45 seconds of malaria; the disease accounts for 20% of all childhood deaths.
22 Countries outside of Africa have reported 50% drop in Malaria cases.
Malaria kills 8,000 Brazilians yearly - more than AIDS and cholera combined.
Organisations fighting to ease malaria include:
USAID: supports malaria control and prevention programs on three continents - Africa, Asia, and South America
Roll Back Malaria (RBM) initiative by UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund)
World Health Organization (WHO)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Medicines Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders)
Aga Khan Foundation
Lutheran World Relief
World Malaria Day - An annual awareness day held on 25 April and organized by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Global Health Program - They focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. Where proven tools exist, they support sustainable ways to improve their delivery, and where they don't, they invest in research and development of new interventions, such as vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics.