Spread by mosquitos, malaria is a vexing health problem in the Horn, causing a drain on regional productivity as well as untold suffering and loss. Throughout the region, malaria is one of the major public health challenges in the Horn of Africa. According to World Health Organization, an estimated 68% of the population is at risk of contracting malaria, and of the most vulnerable are pregnant women and children. Malaria is responsible for taking the life of a child every two minutes and over 90% of malaria deaths are in Africa.
That said, there are well-established best practices to prevent the spread of malaria, and among the most important yet simplest is the use of mosquito nets treated with insecticide, which helps to prevent malaria transmission by reducing the chances that an individual would be bitten by an infected mosquito.
For just $20, you can save a life by provide a mosquito net for a family or individual in need.