Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Offer Hope Against A Killer

In 2700 BCE, according to a Chinese Emperor, malaria was a killer.

On November 6, 1880, a French dude discovered the malaria parasite.
He won the Nobel Prize in 1907 for this information.

On August 20, 1897, a British guy found that mosquitoes were transmitting malaria.
He won the Nobel Prize in 1902 for his discovery.

In 1951, malaria was considered eradicated from the United States.

In 1955 through 1978 a worldwide malaria eradication campaign took place.

Sub-Saharan Africa was excluded from this program.

In 2008 malaria is still a killer.

Each year 350-500 million cases of malaria occur worldwide, and over one million people die, most of them young children in sub-Saharan Africa.

More than 750,000 children in Africa die of malaria each year.

How can I offer hope to a child threatened by malaria?

A gift to Compassion's Malaria Intervention Fund will help Compassion-assisted children and their families receive the resources they so desperately need to fight this deadly disease, including:

•mosquito nets to protect children from mosquito bites
•malaria prevention education
•access to malaria medical treatment for those struggling with the disease

A little goes a long way:
•$30 will provide three mosquito bed nets.
•$50 will provide five mosquito bed nets.
•$100 will provide 10 mosquito bed nets.

One gift will save a life.

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