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Report: Investing in Malaria Pays!
Submitted by Robert Thead on September 14, 2010
A recent report has shown that your support to send nets really does save lives! Roll Back Malaria, a global framework launched in 1998 that now consists of 500 partners, has released the third issue in its Progress & Impact Series -- Saving Lives with Malaria Control: Counting Down to the Millennium Development Goals.
The report outlines the major achievements the global malaria community has made on child mortality and achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals, including the efforts of Nothing But Nets and you.
According to the report, in 2010 an estimated 485 children per day were saved from malaria-related deaths, representing an 18% reduction in child malaria mortality compared with 2000. This is due largely to the “massive increases” of insecticide-treated nets in the last few years.
From an economic standpoint, the report notes that 40% of healthcare costs in Africa come from expenditures due to malaria. Ending malaria is expected to increase Africa’s economic output by $40 billion. If we can tackle malaria, Africa as a whole can rise.
Did you know your $10 donation could do so much?
Thanks for sending nets and saving lives. For the full report, click here.