Did you know that every 46 seconds a child dies from
Malaria is a disease of poverty that kills over 800,000 people a year.
It is a leading cause of death for children under the age of 5 in Africa.
Since ELCA's Malaria Campaign first launched, Lutheran churches in Angola,
Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and now Liberia have been working
around the clock in order to treat and prevent this deadly disease, by
distributing mosquito nets and medicine; and by educating communities about
prevention. As funds are raised we are able to engage additional Companion
Synods in this much needed work.
Look again at the first sentence on this page. When this ELCA campaign
started just a couple of years ago I think I recall that statistic was a
child dying every 30 seconds from malaria. We ARE MAKING PROGRESS. We ask
God's blessing on Christ Lutheran's and our Synod's Malaria Campaign, so
that one day soon, one whole hour and in time one whole day, can pass
without one child dying from this disease.
YOU CAN HELP
PRAY for the health and well-being of all people, and for our work to stop
deaths from malaria.
LEARN more about malaria, the ELCA Malaria Campaign, and how you can help
$10 provides an insecticide-treated mosquito net and education to protect a
family from malaria.
$50 provides enough medicine to treat 25 people infected with malaria
$100 trains a village health team to help treat and prevent malaria in their
$250 provides enough medicine to prevent 125 women and their babies from
contacting malaria during pregnancy