What is malaria?
Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
Symptoms: high fever, headache, vomitting, shaking & chills, profuse sweating, diarrhea.
Malaria is curable and preventable, nearly 627,000 people worldwide die of it every year.
Who gets malaria?
9/10 malaria deaths occur in Africa.
In Africa, a child dies evvery MINUTE from malaria.
Young Children, Pregnant Women, People with HIV/AIDS are at an increased risk of contracting and dying from the disease.
*Based on 2010 statistics
Why are people at risk?
Lack of education. Many do not know how to identify or prevent the disease.
Lack of money. Treatment and preventative measures are too expensive for most families.
In some parts of Africa, families can spend up to one-fourth of their income on malaria treatments.
that's equivalent to a family in the U.S. with an annual income of $50,000 devoting $12,500 each year to one illness.
That money could be spent on: shelter, food, schooling, other medical needs.
What are we doing?
Answer: empowering women to fight malaraia.
Freedom from Hunger's programs help women:
- save money to purchase insecticide-treated nets
- better cope with the cost of malaria treatment
- share knowledge about malaria with others
- learn what causes malaria and how to safeguard their families
Together, we can help women protect their families from malaria. Join us today.
Together, we can help women protect their families from malaria.
At Freedom from Hunger, our goal is to empower women all over the world to protect themselves and their families from curable and preventable diseases like malaria. Help us do that crucial work — join our support network today and meet some of the amazing women we serve.
Thank you! We're grateful for your partnership as we continue to empower women to change the world.