Buy a Net; Help PSI Protect Children From Malaria

 
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Summary

For just $10 you can partner with PSI to help mothers protect their children from the deadly mosquito bites that cause malaria. This will provide a mother with a simple insecticide-treated net that protects her child for up to five years. With that $10 net, a mother can look her child in the eye with the hope of one day being able to celebrate her son or daughter's fifth birthday. For a mother, that $10 net means everything. For a child, it can mean the difference between life or death.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In 2010 alone, the World Health Organization estimated that more than half a million children under the age of five needlessly lost their lives because of malaria-an entirely preventable and treatable disease. More than 40 percent of the world's population is at risk of malaria. Each year, about 900,000 people die from the disease; the majority of these deaths occurs among young children in sub- Saharan Africa.

How will this project solve this problem?

PSI is at the forefront of global malaria control effort, supporting national ministries of health to implement malaria control programs in more than 30 countries around the world. From just $10, you can help PSI provide long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs), artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) and strategic behavior change communications to protect children from malaria, and help them continue to live healthy lives.

Potential Long Term Impact

To date, PSI has delivered more than 140 million insecticide treated mosquito nets in more than 30 countries worldwide, and more than 47 million malaria treatments. By supporting the purchase of mosquito nets, you are enabling PSI to procure and deliver needed nets to vulnerable families.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Jackie Presutti

Washington, DC United States

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