Malaria No More is a nonprofit organization who has set a goal of ending malaria deaths by 2015.
Each $10 donation buys and delivers a mosquito net to someone at risk to sleep under.
A child dies every 45 seconds from malaria. Your $10 donation can create a "no-fly zone", which prohibits mosquitoes from spreading the deadly disease. Send a bed net and help save a life.
$10 Bed Net = No Bugs = No Bites = No Malaria
Malaria is transmitted by the bite of a female Anopheles Mosquito. It obtains malaria parasites from human carriers of the disease while feeding on their blood.
When it bites an already infected person, it takes blood which contains the parasites. When the mosquito later finds its next bite for blood, the parasites are then injected into the next person being bitten.
Don't they bite in the daytime? There are over 3000 species of mosquitoes and many do bite during all hours of the day. However, the species that spreads Malaria generally only feed late in the night. This is why bed nets are such a valuable tool.
Why does malaria affect children so much more? Infants and young children have an underdeveloped immune system. When a child is exposed to germs, parasites or viruses, their body develops antibodies to fight them. It takes many years for their immune system to become stronger.
Children may survive an episode of malaria. Yet, unfortunately they usually suffer from learning impairments or brain damage. Pregnant women and their unborn children are particularly vulnerable to malaria. During pregnancy, malaria is a major cause of mortality, low birth weight and maternal anemia.