One Child One Bednet
Malaria kills about 400,000 people every year and more than 200 million fall ill. Before bed nets were made available, it was three or more times that. Nets are a proven intervention – a more effective a way of saving lives than any other. There is still a long way to go and every death from malaria is preventable.
Each net costs about $2.00, lasts for 3 to 4 years, and protects on average two people.
The statistics are well known given the scale of the problem. Every ~600 nets we put over heads and beds, one child doesn’t die and 500 to 1,000 cases of malaria are prevented.