October 2023 - Malaria Season is Coming
Dear Power of Love friend: Happy October!
Did you know that malaria bed nets are the most effective in preventing malaria infection and the most cost effective too? Each net, with a cost of a mere $4, protects up to four children or two adults and can last for two years! In addition, nets can protect individuals from other mosquito borne diseases such as dengue, chickungunya, zika virus etc. Third, children who slept under a net had a 27% increased chance of survival. To date, malaria bed nets have saved millions of lives in Africa and Asia.
Malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases are seasonal as mosquitoes rely on specific weather conditions to lay their eggs and thrive. Malaria season runs from October to May in Africa. This year, 10,000 high quality long-lasting insecticide-treated nets and education were provided to families vulnerable to malaria in Zambia. Help us reach our goal of 15,000 nets before this malaria season peaks.
Our goal is to eliminate malaria via the provision of mosquito bed nets and education. Please donate generously, so that families can stay healthy and children can attend school regularly. Every dollar counts. And, as always, 100% of your donations go towards programs and no part is used for overheads.
At the Power of Love Foundation