Bintu is grateful for her mosquito net
Dear Project Supporters,
World Malaria Day is April 25 and this year's theme is "Zero malaria starts with me.” Our goal is to make sure every individual and family in Freetown has a bed net to prevent malaria. Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are an effective ongoing source of protection to prevent Malaria by protecting families while they sleep at night. We are so thankful for your support that provides these long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) to families and individuals, like Alfred & Bintu, in Freetown.
According to the latest World malaria report, released in December 2019, there were 228 million cases of malaria in 2018 compared to 231 million cases in 2017. The estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 405,000 in 2018, compared with 416,000 deaths in 2017.
The WHO African Region continues to carry a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2018, the region was home to 93% of malaria cases and 94% of malaria deaths.
The World malaria report 2019 shows that the scourge of malaria continues to strike hardest against pregnant women and young children in Africa. Scaling up efforts to reduce cases and deaths among these 2 populations would provide a significant boost in the fight against malaria.
Your continued support is appreciated as we strive to provide every family in Freetown with protective long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). We encourage you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way in providing protective bed nets to every family in Freetown. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.
With great appreciation,
Amy & The Develop Africa Team
Alfred is thankful for his mosquito net