Malaria Facts

Malaria Facts #1
  • Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria.
  • Malaria is a preventable disease.
  • Malaria is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that bite at night.
  • A long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed net creates a physical barrier against deadly malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
  • The insecticide woven into the net kills mosquitoes, preventing them from biting their next victim. This reduces malaria across a community.
  • Bed nets can reduce malaria transmission by 90 percent in areas with high bed net coverage rates.
  • Thanks to bed nets and other tools, malaria deaths in Africa have dropped by one third in the past decade.
  • Nothing But Nets and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have helped move malaria from the leading killer of refugees in camps in Africa to the number five cause of death.

If we work together to Cover Africa with bed nets, malaria won't have a chance.

Since 2006, generous supporters like you have enabled Nothing But Nets to send more than 7 million bed nets to families across sub-Saharan Africa.

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