Saturday, March 2, 2013

1962 World Anti-Malaria Campaign

In 1961, the World Health Organization planned a global stamp campaign to emphasize the importance of malaria eradication efforts undertaken by governments and organizations. One hundred and seventeen countries co-operated during 1962 and 1963 in the philatelic programme with the release of 262  "The World United Against Malaria" postage stamps. On October 24, 1962 (United Nations Day) the Philippines issued a set of three stamps to publicize the need to eradicate malaria.

Today, 13% of Philippine's population is still at high-risk of malaria causing death.

The attractive stamps portray Taal Lake and Taal Volcano in the province of Balangas, a low risk zone for Malaria.

First Day of Issue Cancellation

First Day Covers

(Not in author's collection)

Overseas Mailers