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Imagine No Malaria

Special Note!  May 29th Worship Service will include a fun informative skit about the Imagine No Malaria project.  We will be visited by a rather large talking mosquito - in person!

Imagine No Malaria

Imagine No Malaria

Funds raised by the Imagine No Malaria campaign benefiting the Global Fund have contributed to the life-saving malaria programs in nine African countries particularly affected by this disease.  These countries are Angola, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.


Key results achieved by the Global Fund in these countries from mid-2014 to mid-2015 include distributing 59.4 million bed nets (a 40% increase over the previous year), treating 18.7 million malaria cases, spraying 105 million houses, providing 5.1 million community outreach prevention services, and delivering 67,000 episodes of training for community workers.


The United Methodist Church has pledged up to $28 million through the Imagine No Malaria campaign to the Global Fund to help those in need enjoy a malaria-free life.  So far, the people of the United Methodist Church have contributed $20,085,817 to the Global Fund, with more than half of that amount donated last year alone.

 

In 2007, the World Health Organization estimated there were more than 1,000,000 malaria-related fatalities each year. By 2012, the number had been reduced to 627,000. While that is still a heart-breaking statistic, a 50% increase in life is worth celebrating! Thanks to the efforts of The UMC and partners, we are on our way to beating malaria for good. 

more from the United Methodist No More Malaria website:


The Work
Imagine No Malaria is taking a comprehensive and proactive approach in the fight against malaria. Our four-pronged method of prevention, treatment, education, and communications is empowering communities across Sub-Saharan Africa with a diverse set of tools to beat this killer disease.

The Partnerships
Fortunately, we are not alone in the fight against malaria. The United Methodist Church has partnered with organizations such as the United Nations Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Global Fund to Fight Malaria, Aids and Tuberculosis, and others. Together with leading global health organizations, we are imagining and working to bring about a world with no malaria.

The Continued Efforts
Our efforts may have started with sending nets, but they did not stop there.  In addition to preventing malaria with bed nets, eliminating deaths caused by this disease has been extended to educating communities and health care workers, developing health care infrastructures and making advancement in health care communications.  Imagine No Malaria has created and will continue to support a stronger and more broad based community health infrastructure to help in the fight against diseases of poverty.