World Malaria Day

Today is World Malaria Day.

Malaria is an infectious blood disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted from one human to another by the bite of infected Anapheles mosquito.

Malaria kills 781,000 people each year. Ninety-one percent of malaria deaths occur in Africa, and every 45 seconds a child dies from Malaria in Africa.

How can you help? This November myself, fellow board members and donors of EOR will be hand delivering mosquito nets to Southern, Ethiopia. This area of Ethiopia is in great need of insecticide treated bed nets to help combat the endemic area.

These nets will create a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of transmissions occur.

Your donation of $10.oo will provide two nets to children and families in Ethiopia.

What a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, graduation, to the friend who is always there for you.

Click here to purchase a mosquito net.
Kim

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One thought on “World Malaria Day

  1. We just had a very generous donor purchase $250 worth of nets in honor of her Mother. I can’t think of a more perfect gift. A big high five to the donor in Ohio! 🙂

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