Dear Friend: Happy October! Malaria, a preventable and curable disease, kills more than 400,000 people each year with Sub-Saharan Africa accounting for 90% of malaria cases and deaths. In 2020, malaria prevention programs in several countries were hampered due to pandemic restrictions.
Dear Friend: Happy September!
Dear Friend: Greetings! Hope you are having a wonderful summer! As you know, the ongoing pandemic has made life more difficult for vulnerable communities globally. More families face food insecurity due to the impact of COVID and other factors such as climate change and conflict.
Dear friend: Happy July! Our experience over the last 15 years has shown that two things – access to credit and business training – are needed to help ensure that women are able to start and grow their personal businesses. Earnings from businesses help pay for food, medicines, rent, and school expenses. Healthy and educated children, in turn, educate the next generation.
Dear friend: Happy Summer!
Dear friend: As Mother's day draws near, we are thinking of mothers and aunts in Africa who cannot afford food, medicines, and rent for their families and school expenses for their children. Most women in these communities lack marketable skills and have no regular source of income. COVID, last year, aggravated the situation.
Dear friend: Hope you have received the COVID vaccine or have a date to do so. In Zambia, as everywhere else, COVID has had a large negative impact on vulnerable families.
Dear Power of Love Friend: Happy March! In Zambia, transmission rates for malaria are high throughout the country. To keep vulnerable families malaria free, 3,000 insecticide treated nets were provided in rural and urban areas in Zambia. Nets provision was preceded by a demonstration and education session, and all activities were completed in a safe manner.
Dear Friend: Wishing that 2021 is filled with good health and happiness for you and your family. This year could be a turning point in ending AIDS if a vaccine for HIV become available.