World Malaria Day is this Friday, April 25th.
Malaria is a killer. In Africa, it is the number one killer of children. But it doesn’t have to be. Malaria is both a preventable and treatable disease. It can be prevented by giving families and individuals insecticide-treated bed nets to sleep under and taking steps to kill mosquitoes where they breed and when they enter houses to feed at night. At the same time, anti-malarial drugs such as artemisinin and other combination therapies that are widely available can treat malaria before it becomes deadly.
- For just $10 we can buy a bed net, distribute it to a family, and explain its use.
- Insecticide-treated bed nets can keep a family safe for up to four years.
- Nothing But Nets has partnered with the Measles Initiative to deliver the nets to even the most hard-to-reach areas of Africa.
I have a team called "BuzzKillers" and we are putting malaria on notice! If you’d like to give any amount of money – whether $10 or more – go to www.NothingbutNets.net and do a search for my team, BuzzKillers. Then, just follow the instructions to make your online donation. We already have $270 – that’s 27 nets out there saving lives.
Make a difference. Save a life.