Here's an article from our friends over at imaginenomalaria.org.
Every 60 seconds, malaria claims a life in Africa. Does that sounds a little different than what you’ve heard before? It should because it is different. But a little different to us is a huge difference to families in Africa.
Imagine No Malaria is pleased to announce significant update in the ongoing fight against malaria. Based on the recent 2011 World Malaria Report, issued by the World Health Organization, citing a declining death rate, malaria’s toll has been reduced to an estimated 655,000 deaths annually – down from one million just three years ago.
While that is still a tragic statistic, it is evidence of how, every day, your support for Imagine No Malaria advocacy and fundraising efforts help bring us closer to a world without malaria. For proof, look no further than the dramatically declining death toll from malaria.
2006: Malaria kills a child every 30 seconds | The United Methodist Church becomes a founding partner in Nothing But Nets
2010: Malaria kills a child every 30 seconds | Imagine No Malaria officially launches as a healing ministry
2011: Malaria’s toll declines to a death every 45 seconds | Funds donated to Imagine No Malaria help train thousands of community health workers to deliver more than 400,000 mosquito nets in places like Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe.
2012: Malaria’s mortality rate is again reduced, claiming a life every 60 seconds | Imagine No Malaria funds are awarded to support in-country malaria programs throughout Africa
In two short years since Imagine No Malaria’s inception, you have helped cut malaria’s impact IN HALF!
“I want you to know how grateful I am for your prayers and generosity as we fight diseases like malaria,” said Bishop John K. Yambasu, episcopal leader of the Sierra Leone Annual Conference.
While it should be noted this great progress is due to the dedicated work of a worldwide network of organizations fighting malaria, Imagine No Malaria is proud to be a significant and valued partner in the mission to end preventable deaths from this killer disease by 2015.
Will you help make that goal a reality? If you can spare another minute, please get involved. Saving a life is as close as your mobile phone.
Advocate! Text SWAT to 27722 and sign the petition to save lives
Raise Funds! Text MALARIA to 27722 to give $10