In the last year, roughly 3.3 billion people were considered at risk for malaria—that’s almost half the world’s population. About 90 percent of malaria deaths occur in Africa. And most of those deaths are in children under the age of five years old.
Right now, Outreach International is working with several communities to boost health and prevent malaria in children as well as adults.
Killing more than 600,000 people each year, malaria is a serious concern for communities living in poverty in Africa. About 68 percent of all malaria deaths occur in the 10 most impoverished countries in the world.
Children and pregnant women with malaria are especially at risk of death. For pregnant women, malaria can also cause spontaneous abortion and stillbirth.
In Zambia, Outreach helped community members access 254 treated malaria nets in the last year. On top of that, 145 bed nets were treated to enhance protection.
In DR Congo, the community of Naviundu has accessed 85 treated bed nets this year. Also working to fight disease, Kalebuka, DR Congo, has become a center for an anti-malaria program, and is a vaccination center and under-five clinic.
You can help Outreach continue fighting malaria in Africa and give impoverished children the opportunity to grow up to be happy, healthy adults.