Every 60 seconds, a child in Uganda dies from a malaria infection and 90% of all malaria deaths occur in the communities that we serve in. When combined with HIV/AIDS, malaria is even more deadly, particularly for pregnant women and children.
In the poorest parts of the world like Uganda, window screens are lacking, anti-malaria drugs are expensive, and so far an effective malaria vaccine does not exist. Insecticide-treated bed nets are often the most cost-effective way to prevent malaria transmission.
While malaria remains one of the deadliest diseases in Uganda, infections can be prevented by sleeping under long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs). These nets, which are designed to last at least three years, work by creating a protective barrier against deadly malaria-carrying mosquitoes that typically bite at night.
The benefits of these bed nets extend even further than protecting those sleeping underneath them. The insecticide woven into each net makes entire communities safer – killing mosquitoes so that they can’t go on to bite others who may not be protected by a net. Bed nets can reduce malaria transmissions by as much as 90 percent in areas with high coverage rates.
It costs just $10 to send a bed net to the families who need them. Join us now. Send a net and save a life.