Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. Malaria kills about 400,000 people every year (most often children under the age of 5), and more than 200 million fall ill. It is preventable and curable.
Mosquito nets embedded with insecticides has been shown to be an extremely effective method of malaria prevention. According to a 2015 Nature study, mosquito nets averted 68% of an estimated 663 million averted cases of malaria infection since 2000. The mosquito nets from your donation will last for 3-4 years, and protect, on average, two people each. Nets are a proven intervention that save lives.