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.
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.
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.
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.
Protecting a child from malaria boils down to an issue of dignity and pride for parents who just want to see their children survive childhood and give them every opportunity to succeed in life. - Mandy Moore, Actress, Singer, Songwriter and PSI Ambassador
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,915
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,085
Total Funding Goal: $10,000