Sunday, May 10, 2009

Malaria-Mosquito nets

We collected over $200.oo (222.00) today to help buy mosquito nets for those in Africa, who suffer from malaria, because of mosquito bites. There are over 2,000 people who die everyday because of Malaria. There are a number of organizations that send out nets for the people. We sent ours to

Some Malaria facts
Malaria kills nearly one million people each year; eighty-percent are children under-five.
Malaria results in 8 percent of total under-five deaths worldwide, or approximately 776,000 under-five child deaths from malaria each year.

Malaria infects 350-500 million people each year.
More than 2,000 children under-five years of age die from malaria each day.

Malaria is a prime cause of low birth weight in newborns, anemia and infant deaths.
The protective effect of insecticide-treated bed nets has the potential to prevent as many as 1 million deaths from all causes for children under five years old in sub-Saharan Africa.

Malaria has been estimated to cost Africa more than US$ 12 billion every year in lost GDP, even though it could be controlled for a fraction of that sum.

Approximately, 40 percent of the world's populations, mostly those living in the world’s poorest countries, are at risk of malaria.

In some countries with a very heavy malaria burden, malaria may account for as much as 40 percent of public health expenditure, 30-50 percent of inpatient admissions and up to 60 percent of outpatient visits.

An estimated 57 percent of malaria deaths are attributable to undernutrition.

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