Night of Nets

MALARIA: We Can Be the Generation to Finally End Malaria! Join us today to help end malaria deaths by 2015!


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Every night more than 2,000 children worldwide die from malaria. Spread by mosquitoes, malaria is one of the world's deadliest predators, killing more than 750,000 children under age of 5 every year and costing Africa's economy more than $12 billion in productivity.

THE GOAL FOR THIS YEAR

We are seeking to raise $30,000. This will allow us to purchase 5,000 bed nets that will directly and immediately help save and improve the lives and futures of over 10,000 children in sub-Saharan Africa.

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THE DISTRIBUTION IN AFRICAN COMMUNITIES

The bed nets purchased as a result of past Night of Nets events were distributed in the spring of 2012.  Students and staff were able to see first-hand the great need and remarkable opportunity for impact on a recent CU Global Opportunities trip to Zambia where malaria is a major health care issue.

the declaration to end malaria

We believe no child should die from a mosquito bite. Malaria is easily preventable and can be eliminated using inexpensive, proven measures. When the threat of malaria is eliminated, millions of needless deaths will be prevented. Economic productivity will be able to flourish in some of the poorest places on earth. And countless children will have a future filled with hope. We commit to ending malaria in our lifetime-and we call upon the U.S. Government, the international community, churches, businesses, and individuals to join us.
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Partner info

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to  reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.  Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God's unconditional love for all people. World Vision has years of experience implementing malaria prevention and treatment interventions at the community level, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, including the distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets.