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UNA Greater Detroit

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BENEFITING: United Nations Foundation

EVENT: World Malaria Day

EVENT DATE: Mar 23, 2012

UNA Michigan

THE STORY:

How much is a life worth to you? Bed Nets cost only $10 but for these children are priceless.  The United Nations Association is joining the fight from Michigan to save lives. Please join the fight & donate any amount today! 

Facts:

Malaria is a disease caused by the blood parasite Plasmodium, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Malaria, from the Medieval Italian words mala aria or “bad air,” causes 200 million illnesses per year and kills 600,000 people -- mostly children under the age of five.

Malaria is particularly devastating in Africa, where it is a leading killer of children. In fact, there are 10 new cases of malaria every second. Every 60 seconds, a child in Africa dies from a malaria infection.

Bed nets work by creating a protective barrier against deadly-malaria carrying mosquitoes that bite at night. A family of four can sleep under an insecticide-treated bed net, safe from malaria, for three years. The benefits of bed nets extend even further than protecting those sleeping underneath them. The insecticide woven into each net makes entire communities safer – killing and repelling mosquitoes so that they can’t go on to bite others who may not be protected by a net. Bed nets can reduce malaria transmissions by 90 percent in areas with high coverage rates. Although $10 for a bed net may not sound like much, the cost makes them out of reach for most people at risk of malaria, many of whom survive on less than $1 a day. According to the 2011 World Malaria Report, 96% of people with access to a bed net, use it. Nets are a simple, life-saving solution, but we need your help to provide them to those in need. Join us now.  Send a net, save a life!

Source: Nothing But Nets

 

For more information on the United Nations Association Greater Detroit Chapter www.unausa.org

 

Jonathan Kinloch
President
UNA - Greater Detroit

Tiffany D. Tilley
Vice President
UNA - Greater Detroit

Dr. Zakari Tata
Chair of the Health Committee
UNA - Greater Detroit

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