Betty Sande, 22, had malaria so often that health clinic nurses used to accuse her of stockpiling drugs.
Since World Vision provided mosquito nets to Betty’s family, including her 2-year-old daughter, Melvin, they no longer get malaria. World Vision also trained them to use the nets effectively to ensure protection from mosquitoes at night. Costing less than $10 each, nets are being distributed across sub-Saharan Africa.
Approximately 36 percent of people sleep under an insecticide treated net — but millions of households remain vulnerable to the potentially deadly bite of a malaria-carrying mosquito. Pray with us that many more families receive mosquito nets and learn to prevent malaria.
“Heavenly Father, we find joy in the sight of a mother and child able to play because they no longer worry about sickness from a mosquito bite. Bless aid workers with ample resources and energy to distribute nets to the millions of families that still need them.”
Written by Chris Huber and Kari Costanza
Photo © 2014 Jon Warren / World Vision
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