Melbourne: Naomi Campbell mistakenly called Malala Yousafzai "malaria" on Instagram while congratulating the Pakistani activist on winning Nobel Peace Prize.

Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell 

The 44-year-old Brit mode wrote, "Congratulations malaria on your #noblepeaceprize #2014 #Respect #joy #ithalljuststarted" on her Instagram post, News.com.au reported.

Yousafzai, now a 17-year-old schoolgirl, is the youngest recipient of the prestigious award, and an education campaigner who was shot in the head by Taliban gunman in 2012.