More than half the world's population live in areas at risk of malaria transmission. And according to the World Health Organization (WHO) there were approximately 214 million cases of malaria in 2014.
Even though malaria is a preventable, treatable disease, WHO estimates that there were 438,000 deaths from malaria in 2014 and that more than two thirds (70 percent) of all malaria deaths are to children under 5.
A donation of $18 provides an insecticide-treated bed net, plus training for a child and his or her family to avoid the mosquito bites that cause this disease and can ultimately lead to death if untreated.
This fund is a part of Health and Medical Needs.