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.

This  past November Lauren, Paige and I, along with five of EOR’s donors traveled to Ethiopia and while there we  hand delivered mosquito nets to Southern, Ethiopia. This area of Ethiopia was in great need of insecticide treated bed nets to help combat the endemic area. We also were able to provide much needed Malaria medication for some of the children who currently are battling Malaria.

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

With your generous giving we were able to deliver 220 nets along with funding an additional 213 nets. These nets were provided to orphan and vulnerable children in the villages of Shanto, Dale & Borcha.

Thank YOU for your generosity.

Kim

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One thought on “World Malaria Day

  1. Before we bought the nets, I thought that a net would be large enough to cover one person. Now I know that an entire family can usually fit under one net. 433 nets protects thousands of people. Thank you, amazing friends. YOU are EOR!!

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