Update from ERD

April 25th was World Malaria Day.  Since 2006, ERD’s NetsforLife® program has been effectively reducing malaria contraction and deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.  Here are the program results from 17 countries through the region from 2006-2015:

  • Distributed 22,025,978 Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs).
  • Reached 41,726,540 people with malaria education.
  • Trained 111,000 volunteers and government health workers.
  • Saved the lives of 112,235 children under 5.
  • Influenced net distribution policy in five countries – Angola, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Zambia.

 For more information on malaria prevention and ways you can help, go to: http://www.episcopalrelief. org/what-we-do/our-programs/ malaria


Jen Gulberg Smith

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