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Nets Save Lives
Simply put, malaria kills. Nets can save lives.
Here are some harsh realities about malaria:
Fact: Malaria is preventable, but causes more than 200 million illnesses each year and kills nearly 1 million of those who become infected.
Fact: Ninety percent of deaths caused by malaria occur in Africa, where the disease is a leading killer of children.
Fact: Every 45 seconds a child in Africa dies from malaria.
So, as engaged global citizens, what can we do to help?
In the poorest parts of the world, window screens are lacking, anti-malarial drugs are expensive, and so far an effective malaria vaccine does not exist. Insecticide-treated bed nets in these areas are arguably the most cost-effective way to prevent malaria transmission.
Bed nets use a simple but effective prevention approach: eliminate contact with mosquitoes, eliminate malaria.
Sending Nets, Saving Lives
The entire process of purchasing and distributing insecticide-treated bed nets to the most vulnerable people, as well as providing education and follow-up surveying on their use, is accomplished for just $10 per bed net.
Although $10 for a bed net may not sound like much, the cost makes them out of reach for most people at risk of malaria in Africa, where many people survive on less than $1 per day. Nets are a simple, life-saving solution, but we need your help to provide them to those in need. Join us and Send a Net, Save a Life.
View our interactive map of Africa to see where we’ve delivered nets, and where they will be going.