More than 500 million people are infected with malaria and more than one million die from malaria each year. Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease carried by mosquitoes. In Africa, it is a leading killer of children. But we can do something about it.
Since 2008, The United Methodist Church has donated over $68 million to eliminate malaria from the world. Through the work of Simpson UMC and other churches, the death rate has been cut in half.
Ten dollars buys a net that will protect a sleeping child from infection. Long lasting insecticide treated bed nets can keep a family safe for as long as four years. You can learn more here.