Mosquito Squad and Malaria No More have joined forces to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. According to Malaria No More’s website, malaria kills between one and three million people each year worldwide, with 90 percent of those deaths occurring in Africa. Even more shocking is that most of these victims are children. In fact, in Africa, one child dies from malaria every 45 seconds. The plan to end this deadly disease “requires a comprehensive set of solutions including the distribution of bed nets, education in endemic countries, insecticide spraying and the availability of anti-malarial drugs. Research into vaccines and anti-malarial technologies are also crucial in the effort to eradicate the disease”.
During the Month of November, Mosquito Squad is launching its “$30,000 in 30 Days” campaign in an attempt to raise awareness and money for the cause. At the nominal cost of just $10 per donation, $30,000 can protect 3,000 African families from this preventable, yet deadly disease.
Helping is easy. Just text the word “SWAT” to 85944, and your $10 donation will be charged to your cell phone bill. Or if you’d rather, go to http://30000in30days.com to donate by credit card. All donations are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.
To date, Malaria No More has helped mobilize more than 15 million mosquito nets, but there is still a long way to go. Please help Mosquito Squad reach their goal and save millions of people from a preventable death. Pick up your cell phone (or visit their website) now and help end malaria deaths once and for all.