We all know them and we all hate them – the mosquito, specially the female mosquito. She is lethal. Today is World Malaria Day and we have to think of all those people in the world that died because they had no treatment available – specially in third world countries like Mozambique.
“Malaria remains a major threat for 3.2 billion people in more than 107 countries throughout the world,” says the Red Cross. Malaria is the most important parasitic disease in the world. It kills 3,000 children every day and more than one million each year. The majority of these deaths occur among children under five years of age and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. The clinical disease burden is especially high among these two groups as a result of immature and weakened immunity respectively.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
You can help us. $100 would pay for 20 long-lasting insecticidal nets for 20 pregnant women and their smallest children, providing protection for up to 4 years. Let us know if you are willing to become a partner to make a difference.
Thank you for caring!