Mosquito borne disease
Second leading cause of death in Africa
Malaria is gaining global momentum
Female mosquitoes feed on blood
Mosquitoes carry a parasitic microorganism that is the cause of malaria.
When a mosquito bites an infected person it picks up the parasite along with the blood, then when it bites another person it releases the parasite into that person who then becomes infected.
More than 2,000 children die each day from malaria- approx. one every 40 seconds.
An estimated 50% of the world’s population is at risk of malaria.
An estimated 250 million people are infected each year.
85% of malaria deaths are children under 5 years old.
There is hope:
If 80% of the community population is sleeping under mosquito insecticidal-treated nets the malaria prevalence can decrease by 50%.
There is currently no cure for malaria, but we can help prevent the spread. See World Visions web-site www.worldvision.org/ReadandRespond or check out www.gocrossway.org