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Arment Dietrich

Help Us End Malaria Deaths in Africa

By: Arment Dietrich | August 11, 2010 | 
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A few months ago we were presented with an idea I personally love working on – an idea that raises money to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. End. Not just curb. End.

Swat Malaria is a partnership between Mosquito Squad and Malaria No More to raise $75,000 and show that just $10 provides a mosquito net for one person for five years, which is essential to ending malaria deaths in Africa.

Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease. Yet, it takes the life of an African child every 45 seconds and more than one million people die from it every year.

How can you help?

1.   Go to Facebook and copy and paste the below into your status update.

Do your part to help save lives! Malaria takes a child’s life every 45 seconds in Africa. Swat Malaria with Malaria No More aims to stop this killer by 2015 and    can only achieve this goal with your help.  Text “SWAT” to 85944 now to donate $10 to this worthy cause. Help make a difference, make this your status to help spread          the word.

2.   Become a fan of our page and learn more about the disease, African struggles, treatments, and success stories.  Also, by joining now, you can be a part of our fun to come (games, holiday merchandise, iPhone apps, and more).

3.   Text “SWAT” to 85944 now to donate $10.  A small $10 donation provides one insecticide treated mosquito net that can protect a family for up to five years.

4.   Join our Facebook cause.  You don’t need to do anything but join.  If our cause raises enough attention, the more money we can raise to help end malaria deaths in Africa.

What do you think? Are you in?

6 comments
Rachael
Rachael

I just went to the National Geographic Exhibit, "Design for the other 90%" which was very interesting. They had a tent with a malaria net lining inside. This is a great idea, Im in :)

Beverly
Beverly

this is a great cause, I think you should do some reasearch on DDT as it is the will have the strongest impact on eliminating malaria. There is no scientific evidence that DDT is harmful to the envrionment, it is more of a political issue. Good luck!
http://www.aaenvironment.com/DDT.htm

John Christianson
John Christianson

I am looking at a trip to Africa this next year and was intrigued with this post. Specifically, it would be great to understand your passion for this area of the world and how you came to pick this important cause. Thanks.

Molli
Molli

How cool! I just checked out the site. I hope I can make it down to D.C. while the exhibit is still there. It would be great if you shared what you saw on our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/SwatMalaria.

Molli
Molli

Our focus is providing insecticide-treated mosquito nets and education – empowering families and communities with the knowledge and resources to combat this disease.

Molli
Molli

John, I’d be incredibly jealous if you were able to make it down to Africa! Our client, Mosquito Squad was presented with an opportunity to partner with Malaria No More and after meeting with both teams we feel in love with the program and I dived in head first. After watching some of the videos (you can find them on our Facebook community) the life and spirit these children have, even after seeing what horrible things can happen from this disease, is amazing and we feel lucky to be a part of it.