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Imagine No Malaria

 Imagine No Malaria


Just a few short years ago, statistics showed a child died every 30 seconds of malaria.  Today, because of a lot of dedication and support, every 60 seconds, malaria claims a life in Africa.  Millions of lives, needlessly lost each year.  The numbers are improving, but there is still work to be done.  More than 90% of deaths are in the sub-Saharan Africa and affect children under 5 and pregnant women.

Imagine No Malaria is an extraordinary effort of the people of The United Methodist Church, putting our faith into action to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa, especially the death of a child or a mother.

Achieving this goal requires an integrated strategy against the disease.  As a life-saving ministry, Imagine No Malaria aims to empower the people of Africa to overcome malaria's burden.  We fight malaria with a comprehensive model.

Four part plan is how Imagine No Malaria works:

  1. Prevention - to date Imagine No Malaria is responsible for the distribution of 1.2 million insecticide-treated bed nets throughout the African continent.
  2. Education - trained more than 5,800 community health workers to personally deliver mosquito nets and measure usage rates.
  3. Communication - through word of mouth in-person outreach/training and through The United Methodist radio state in Cote  d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) broadcasts messages about malaria to thousands of listeners each day.
  4. Treatment - The United Methodist Church operates more than 300 hospitals, clinics, and health posts throughout Africa.

For more information on Imagine No Malaria and how you can help support this vital ministry, visit www.imaginenomalaria.org