The statistics are depressing! According to the Word Heatlh Organization (see link below) "In 2008, malaria caused nearly one million deaths, mostly among African children". Think of all the lost lives and potential...Fortunately, we are together doing our part to ensure that more lives are saved and protected by providing insecticide-treated nets. We are slowly but surely helping to protect lives from this avoidable disease. The article clearly recommends the use of nets as an effective prevention measure: "insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs): Long lasting insecticide impregnated nets (LLINs) are the preferred form of insecticide treated nets for public health distribution programmes. WHO recommends universal vector control coverage, and in most places, the most cost effective way to achieve this is through provision of LLINs, so that everyone in high transmission areas sleeps under a LLIN every night;"
In 2010, together with other donors, we were to distribute over 500 nets. Considering that some of these nets, when in use provide protection for at least 2 people, over 750 lives are being protected. This is uplifting and encouraging as we are making a real difference! Thank you for helping make this happen! Onikeh, one of the beneficiaries that has received an insecticide-treated net net, extends her gratitude to you and all donors for helping to provide her with this net. Onikeh's dream is to become a medical doctor. When she becomes a medical doctor, she will be able help others affected by malaria!This year, we plan to provide at least double this number - over 1000 nets. Please join us in helping to protect and save many more lives. We welcome your support as we undertake this venture. A great time to make your next donation will be March 16th, Globalgiving Bonus Day. On this day, GlobalGiving matches a percentage (30-50%) of each donation up until a certain donation amount. This is a great way to maximize and make your donation go oven further. Thanks for your support!
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