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Saakshi spreads anti-malaria awareness

health and fitness Updated: Aug 13, 2009 12:26 IST

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At a time when the country is trying to prevent the spread of of the H1N1 virus, television actress Saakshi Tanwar visited the capital to spread awareness regarding another deadly disease - malaria.

Saakshi of Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki fame supported FMCG company Godrej Sara Lee Hit's anti-malaria campaign and briefed Delhiites on the causes and effects of the disease that spreads with a single mosquito bite.

She said it is important to kill mosquitoes and not just repel them as a measure against the disease.

"During the monsoon especially, one needs to be extra careful as diseases spread very easily.

"This is an important and strong initiative against malaria and I am proud to be associated with it," she said.

Saakshi also said that nearly 40 percent of the world's population is at risk of contracting malaria in over 100 countries.

The actress was last seen in the film Coffee House.

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