GOOD NEWS, MALARIA IS 100% PREVENTABLE
Unlike many other diseases that are awaiting a cure, malaria was eliminated in the U.S. in the 1950s. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to kill a person every 60 seconds. But there is hope! Imagine No Malaria is part of a global partnership and together with our partners, our generation can beat malaria once and for all.
Countries around the world need to do more to fight the spread of malaria, according a new report by the World Health Organisation [WHO]. The report says countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia are particularly at risk. The disease affects about 200 million people and causes the death of about 600,000 each year – many of them children. WHO has called for billions of dollars more to be invested every year.
THROUGH PARTNERSHIP, WE HAVE MADE EXTRAORDINARY PROGRESS
In 2007, the World Health Organization estimated there were more than 1,000,000 malaria related fatalities. By 2012, the number had been reduced to 627,000. While that is still a staggering number, a nearly 50% increase in life is worth celebrating! Thanks to the efforts of The United Methodist Church and our partners, we are on our way to beating malaria for good.
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