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THE STORY:

"If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito." Every African knows this is true because mosquitoes carry malaria—a tropical disease that kills over 750,000 children each year. That’s one child every 30 seconds. In Africa, mosquitoes make a huge difference in the lives of poor families and children. And it all starts with a tiny bite.

Malaria begins with a bite. We believe that generation change can end malaria with an even bigger bite. The BITE BACK campaign is mobilizing youth around the country to purchase 300,000 mosquito nets to protect African children from malaria. Let’s be the generation that ends malaria.

Mission:Malaria is a blood infection caused by a tiny parasite. A person becomes infected after being bitten by a mosquito carrying the malaria parasite.

Malaria starts with a fever. Then come the headaches and the vomiting. If not treated quickly, malaria can overwhelm the body or even infect the brain and cause a coma. At this point, malaria becomes fatal. Here are some quick figures for you to consider:

- 350-500 million cases of malaria occur worldwide each year.
- Malaria causes 20 percent of ALL childhood deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.
- 90 percent of malaria deaths occur in Africa—nearly 1 million people.
- Malaria kills 3,000 children each day.

Insecticide-treated bed nets are one of the most effective strategies to stop the spread of malaria. Here’s a few reasons why:

1. Bed nets are cheap.
For about $10—the cost of a CD or night at the movies—a bed net will protect a child for about three years. Believe it or not, that is less than a penny per day.

2. Bed nets are effective.
When a bed net is treated with insecticide it is effective in blocking mosquitoes from transmitting malaria. How effective? The nets can reduce the mortality rate from malaria by 20 percent.

3. Bed nets are part of a larger strategy.
Bed nets are even more effective when used in combination with other strategies such as spraying insecticide inside and outside the house and removing mosquito breeding grounds.

The BITE BACK campaign wants to provide 300,000 nets to children across Africa through Compassion International. In addition to the nets, Compassion works with communities to provide insecticide spraying, education and other malaria prevention strategies.

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kimberly eckroth

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