This young girl, with a child tied to her back, is grateful for a mosquito net. (photo credits Stacey Frumm, Think Humanity net distribution in Rwenyawawa Village, Kyangwali Refugee Camp, Uganda)
Think Humanity is preparing for World Malaria Day
April 25, 2011 and celebrating the many lives that have been saved from malaria!
15,000 bed nets have been given out so far, but many more are still needed.
On April 25, Think Humanity is observing World Malaria Day. This is also a chance for you to make a difference. Think Humanity has made progress on malaria prevention since 2007, but there is much more to do to stop the spread of this preventable and curable disease.
In the refugee camps where we have provided bed nets, the incidences of malaria have been reduced up to 93 percent! We still have many villages begging for nets. Our goal before July 2011 is to provide 3,000 nets to the community of Kitakara in Uganda. These people were displaced from the National Parks.
“A $5 donation will provide a long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net to a refugee child in Africa. The net will last up to five years and two or more children can share the net. These children will be protected from the mosquito carrying the disease that kills a child in sub-Saharan Africa every 30 seconds. Won’t you please lend a hand by donating a insecticide-treated bed net to a child today.”—Beth Heckel, Executive Director
Another way to help Think Humanity provide more bed nets is to join us on our Etsy Store for a World Malaria Day special. Use this coupon code between today and April 25 and receive free shipping. The code is “MALARIA.” In addition, we also have two bangles for the price of one. Check out our Etsy Store.
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A refugee child smiles when receiving a net from Think Humanity!
“Every 30 seconds a child under the age of five years old dies from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa”.-World Health Organization
“To help others should be a blessing not a burden. Be blessed!” – Beth
Protecting refugees from malaria, providing clean water and education are a few of the most concrete things we can do to lift refugees out of poverty. Please consider giving them this chance.