“Malaria has been estimated to cost Africa more than US$ 12 billion every year in lost GDP, even though it could be controlled for a fraction of that sum. Malaria is Africa’s leading cause of under-five mortality (20%) and constitutes 10% of the continent’s overall disease burden. It accounts for 40% of public health expenditure, 30-50% of inpatient admissions, and up to 50% of outpatient visits in areas with high malaria transmission.” (World Health Organization).
For a disease that can easily be preventative, it’s unfortunate that many have to suffer to from it. But there’s hope, the UN has started a campaign to supply nets to those who can’t afford to buy them, and we are joining them in this fight. We want to help as many people acquire mosquito nets as possible, and therefore, control (and possibly) stop malaria completely. With $10, you can give a net to a mother and her baby, and with 3 nets ($30), you can give a whole family enough nets to avoid mosquitoes and thus stop malaria.