For half the world, every day is malaria day

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In Africa, a child dies every minute from malaria, a mosquito-borne infectious disease.

On World Malaria Day, April 25, malaria-free countries are not only reminded of the devastating consequences of the disease but that it is preventable and treatable.

Malaria is a global crisis that requires individuals and organizations such as The Salvation Army to take action and end its damaging effects. In 2013, Malaria took the lives of more than 500,000 people around the world, 78 percent of which were children [...]

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Faces of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: Jay’s story

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We walk by the broken, the ones whose voices are rarely heard, and the ones whose struggles we cannot begin to comprehend. We realize that they are people, but never see them as a person as we place masks to hide the faces of the Downtown Eastside.

It’s time to take away the stereotypes associated with those that belong within the Downtown Eastside and strip away the masks that we have placed upon them.

Our series on the faces of the Downtown Eastside starts [...]

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Some people volunteer for personal satisfaction, to make a difference in their community or to learn new skills. But have you ever thought of the health benefits of volunteering?

Numerous studies show that volunteering isn’t just about donating your time, energy and services. There is a strong relationship between volunteering and better health.

Volunteering may:

  • Lessen chronic pain
  • Combat depression
  • Decrease heart disease
  • Lengthen life span
  • Increase physical stamina
  • Decrease likelihood of developing high blood pressure
  • Reduce tension
  • Energize
  • Sharpen the mind
  • Enhance your immune system

The health benefits of volunteering [...]