Roll Back Malaria

Before I set off on my walk, I wanted to share this excerpt from the Roll Back Malaria website.

25 April is a day of unified commemoration of the global effort to provide effective control of malaria around the world. This year’s World Malaria Day marks a critical moment in time. The international malaria community has less than a year to meet the 2010 targets of delivering effective and affordable protection and treatment to all people at risk of malaria, as called for by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon.

World Malaria Day represents a chance for all of us to make a difference. Whether you are a government, a company, a charity or an individual, you can roll back malaria and help generate broad gains in multiple areas of health and human development.

Reducing the impact of malaria would significantly propel efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals , agreed by every United Nations member state. These include not only the goal of combatting the disease itself, but also goals related to women’s and children’s rights and health, access to education and the reduction of extreme poverty.

If there was a good time to pledge your support for The Against Malaria Foundation today would be it. 100% of funds go directly on long lasting insecticidal treated bednets. Click here to make a secure online donation.

Against Malaria Foundation