2 billion mosquito nets are keeping people malaria-free across the globe. A community effort that’s helped create one of the greatest health success stories of our time. Hundreds of millions of children can now sleep safely at night without the risk of contracting malaria.
More than a decade ago this photo of Clementina Akinyi was taken after having received her first mosquito net. A decade later she is thriving as a student in Mombasa, Kenya. She is one of the millions whose lives have benefitted from the life-saving mosquito net.
While these are astonishing successes, where there are still people dying of malaria, we continue to fight.
If we’re going to end malaria, we need to expand coverage of mosquito nets to reach those who are the most vulnerable. 39% of pregnant women and children under 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa still don’t have access to a mosquito net and are at the greatest risk.
We need to stay ahead of the evolving mosquito. By securing funding for research we can create the next generation of net that can combat insecticide resistance, or by using data discover where the nets are most needed.
With your support, together we continue to keep up the fight.