Compassion’s Role in Ending Malaria

Compassion’s Role in Ending Malaria


In 2010, more than 3 billion people, almost half of the world’s population, were at risk of malaria. Every day nearly 1,800 people die of malaria, and children in the poorest countries are the most vulnerable. Perhaps what is most shocking about this terrible disease is the fact that it is both preventable and treatable.

More than half of the children Compassion serves are at risk of malaria. Through Compassion’s Malaria Interventions, thousands of families receive insecticide-treated malaria nets, and are trained in how to prevent the disease from striking their families. In addition, those children who contract malaria are swiftly treated with medical care. And in many of the communities where we work, we have seen malaria cases drop by 50 percent.

Compassion’s Malaria Interventions — By the Numbers
  • Since 2008, Compassion’s malaria interventions have benefited 798,358 beneficiaries. This number includes sponsored children, their families, and expectant mothers. These roughly 800,000 beneficiaries represent malaria interventions in 16 different countries.
  • Since 2008 Compassion has directly spent funds totaling USD $4.9 million in malaria-related interventions.
  • In the last 4 years, Compassion has distributed 388,520 insecticide-treated mosquito nets in 15 different countries. health.