2015 World Malaria Day
|Date:||25th Apr, 2015|
What will you be doing on April 25th 2015?
World Malaria Day was established in 2007 to provide education and understanding of malaria. It provides an annual opportunity for the global development and health communities to intensify their efforts in providing access to affordable, safe and effective anti-malarial combination treatments worldwide, as well as protective insecticide treated nets and other preventive measures.
Junior Chambers across the country will be putting on events to celebrate the fight against malaria and we hope that yours will be one of them! With various forms of social media available to promote your event how can you say no?!
Get involved as an individual or as a Junior Chamber and let us know what you will be doing to join the fight against this killer disease!
JCI's Fight Against Malaria
Did you know that 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are still at risk of malaria? Did you know that every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria?
Children under five are at greatest risk and they account for more than 75 percent of malaria deaths. However, an insecticide-treated bed net creates a physical barrier against deadly malaria-carrying mosquitoes. With just US $10, a life-saving bed net can be sent to sub-Saharan Africa through the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign to children and their families who need it most.
In partnership with Nothing But Nets, JCI members work to raise global awareness, fundraise, and advocate for the fight against malaria. Since 2008, JCI members worldwide unite community partners, friends and their families to purchase and distribute bed nets while also educating families in Africa on their proper use. With the help of JCI, Nothing But Nets has sent more than 7 million life-saving bed nets to families in sub-Saharan Africa. We are on our way to achieving a malaria-free world. Coordinated global efforts to fight malaria have reduced child deaths by more than half. Together we can end this deadly disease in our generation! Join the fight against malaria today and send a net to save a life.