September 2022 - New Technologies and Commitment Can Eradicate Malaria
Dear Power of Love friend: Happy September! Malaria continues to be the leading cause of child mortality globally; and deaths due to malaria continue to be unacceptably high. However, the emergence of several new technologies such as a malaria vaccine, antimalaria drugs, intermittent preventive therapy, and genetically modified mosquitoes can provide an opportunity to control malaria substantially. Implementing new technologies, increased funding and more collaboration between multilateral organizations such as the WHO, GAVI, and the Global Fund can lead to the eradication of malaria in the next two years.
In Southern Africa, malaria season peaks during the rainy months from September to May. To keep families and children healthy and malaria free, 15,000 long lasting insecticide treated nets and education were provided this year. Regular use of these nets, will keep 55,000 children or 25,000 adults malaria free as each net can sleep up to four young children or two adults. Our vision is for Zambia to be malaria free in the next 2-3 years.
In the next four months, our goal is to provide an additional 5,000-7,000 long lasting insecticide treated nets and education benefitting a total of 70,000 children or 40,000 adults this year. Help make this a reality with your generous donations. Every dollar counts. And, as always, 100% of your donations go towards programs and no part is used for overheads.
Your friends at the Power of Love Foundation