not alone. Imagine No Malaria has partners to help make beating malaria
a reality. We work with the United Nations Foundation, The Global Fund
to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation. These organizations are global leaders in the fight against
malaria and other diseases of poverty.
they need us? The United Methodist Church brings some very unique
resources to the table.The financial support of 11 million United
Methodists worldwide is a significant part of it. But there’s
much more. The United Methodist Church has worked in Africa for nearly
200 years. We operate churches, school, hospitals and clinics across
the continent in places where no one else will go. Wherever the road
runs out, you’ll find us bringing hope to the hopeless and empowering
partners recognize the United Methodist Church is a key to healthcare
delivery in Africa. As a result, your donation is multiplied
many times by the support it provides.
Besides providing nets, what other efforts are taking place to
assure malaria is eradicated?
a first line of defense and the distribution of nets will continue.
To make the elimination permanent, though, additional steps
are being taken:
Prevention - Besides nets, draining standing water and
improving sanitation eliminates breeding locations for mosquitos, the
carrier of malaria. Some have wondered if spraying for mosquitos would
be effective but the reality is it is prohibitively expensive given the
large area involved plus the chemicals available have negative
Treatment - Methodist churches, schools, hospitals and
clinics in Africa and other malaria-prone areas are being
improved to treat those affected.
Education - Workers are going door-to-door to deliver nets and educate
people on prevention and treatment options.
Communications - Communication networks are being improved to
continually reinforce the steps needed to eradicate malaria and