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Planning Saves Lives

Malaria is not an equal-opportunity disease. Children under the age of 5 and pregnant women are significantly more likely to contract malaria, so these vulnerable groups require special attention. To save lives most effectively, our combined efforts must ensure that children and pregnant women receive, understand and use crucial bednets.

According to a recent WHO study,34% of households in malaria-prone regions owned an insecticide-treated net, but only 23% of children under 5 years, and only 27% of pregnant women, slept under one. That discrepancy is immensely concerning. If the international community hopes to achieve the 2015 Millenium Development goals for child and maternal health, these vulnerable groups need to be our priority.

Thankfully, our distribution partners recognize this. Save the Children recently distributed 20,000 nets in Malawi using a method that prioritized households with the greatest number of children under 5. Concern universal targeted 15,000 pregnant women with its Phalombe Malaria Communities Project in Malawi. Be sure to check out these organizations' distribution proposals as well as the proposals from other non-profits. We make sure that every proposal from every partner is available online so that you know exactly where your money is going.