Mosquito Squad has been a proud supporter of Malaria No More for years. Their goal sounds simple: end malaria deaths, but much goes into it. Hundreds of thousands of people, primarily children, die from malaria each year.
But, there’s good news.
Yesterday, the World Health Organization published its 2014 World Malaria Report and report that there has been a 58% decline in the number of child deaths from malaria in Africa!
We can see the dedication working! More and more women and children have access to bed nets and treatment than ever before. But, the work isn’t done yet. There were still over 400,000 children that died of malaria last year in Africa.
Malaria No More and Mosquito Squad are committed to the fight against malaria not just in Africa, but worldwide. This holiday season, please donate to the cause at SwatMalaria.net.
As educational and medical help continues, here are some of the new innovations Malaria No More is supporting:
- A malaria test that can detect malaria even if the patient isn’t displaying symptoms,
- Better medication that can fight the disease more quickly, hopefully with just one pill,
- More and better technology to help African clinics manage test and treatment stocks and predict outbreaks,
- And vaccines that prevent humans from contracting malaria when bitten by an infected mosquito.
Ending malaria deaths may seem like a lofty goal, but it is entirely possible to see a world without malaria deals in our lifetime. It is both preventable and treatable. Experts were able to attack malaria and eradicate it from the United States in just a few years back in the 1940s and 50s. The Center for Disease Control was actually first created to address the growing issue of malaria in the US and now, we don’t worry about it here.
If you want to join in the fight and be part of the legacy of ending malaria deaths, please donate now to SwatMalaria.net.