Malaria No More
There are 247,000,000 cases of malaria worldwide. One million people die from malaria each year. 91 percent of those deaths occur in Africa. 85 percent of those deaths are children. The disease costs Africa $12 billion in lost revenue each year. Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease.
In 1955, a campaign to eradicate malaria worldwide succeeded in doing so in temperate climates, but the campaign neglected most of sub-Saharan Africa. Today, a new initiative is resurrecting the fight against malaria in Africa.
Malaria No More has triggered a renewed drive to eradicate the disease in Africa by 2015 and people from Ashton Kutcher to Tony Blair have joined in the fight. Because of the concerted effort from a number of other organizations to confront this disease malaria has been at least halved in nine African countries since 2000. Still, there is a great deal of work to be done.
Malaria No More has a three-pronged approach in the battle against the disease: high-impact awareness campaigns, global advocacy, and strategic investments. They accomplish these goals by equipping families to diagnose, prevent, and treat the disease. They call on public figures to raise global awareness of the disease in Africa. And Malaria No More utilizes business and non-profit networks to distribute mosquito nets and treatment to the sub-Saharan population in need of relief.
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