Every minute, a child in Africa dies from malaria!
Together we can help protect our K.I.D.S. from this disease.
Below are some facts about malaria that can help us to better understand the seriousness of the disease, and how it affects our African brothers and sisters.
- There are 500 million cases of malaria each year, and up to 1.5 million deaths worldwide. The majority of these cases are in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Children under age 5 and pregnant women are the most susceptible to malaria in Africa. 1.1 million are killed every year.
- Children who survive malaria may suffer anemia and cerebral problems (this can impact long-term development in children).
- In South and Eastern Africa, an estimated 30% of death during pregnancy is caused by a malarial-infection.
- 40% of public health expenditure in Africa is spent on malaria.
- 25% of household incomes in Africa are spent on medical needs caused by malaria.
One of the simplest ways of preventing malaria is through the use of long-lasting insecticidal nets and anti-malarial medication. It is our goal to provide all of our sponsored children and their host families with mosquito nets.
Please join us in helping to prevent Malaria by clicking one of the two donations below. The blue button will take you to our secure online payment portal where you can make a donation with a credit card or with your checking account. The green button will give you instructions on how to send us a donation by postal mail with a check.