Don’t Let Malaria Slip Through the Net

A-small-boy-who-has-malaria-receives-fluids-intravenously-at-a-hospital- Malaria is a disease which infects between 350‐500 million people each year and kills more than one million. Most are young children living in Africa.

The thing is, insecticide treated bed nets have proven to be a cost effective way of impacting malaria, reducing child mortality in affected countries by 20% and illness by 50%. The nets protect children and their families from malaria mosquitoes – and each net only costs NZ$11.

UNICEF Undercover is aiming to raise $385,000 by the end of 2010. That will put 35,000 nets into the homes of those who would otherwise be at risk. Even one donation of $11 will make a difference. You can donate here.