Nonprofit protects nearly 6,000 people in India with insecticide-treated mosquito nets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2012
Eugene, OR, April 18, 2012 – The 2012 World Malaria Day theme is “Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria Control” and India Partners is doing its part by distributing 1,645 long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets, protecting nearly 6,000 people in India from the spread of malaria.
Insecticide-treated mosquito nets are an inexpensive and effective way to prevent malaria because they kill mosquitos on contact, while protecting those sleeping soundly below. Christianity Today reports that “modern malaria nets are proven to reduce instances of malaria by 50 percent and malaria mortality by 20 percent”. And at only $10, mosquito nets are a simple, yet profound way to protect a family who cannot afford to buy one for themselves.
Bhavani’s family greatly benefited from a mosquito net distributed by India Partners. The home where Bhavani’s family lives is swarming with mosquitos due to the two water buffalos that they raise for their small-scale milk business. Their family was constantly suffering from fever, jaundice and malaria, and they were unable to protect themselves from further infection because they could not afford to buy a mosquito net. When Bhavani’s family received an insecticide-treated mosquito net from India Partners, her family was extremely thankful for the wonderful and useful gift. The mosquito net now serves as a great protection for their family, and they are grateful for those who helped to provide it.
There are thousands of stories like Bhavani’s across India thanks to generous donors who gave an insecticide-treated mosquito net for only $10 to protect an entire family from malaria.
To join India Partners’ efforts to prevent malaria across India, or to donate, please visit IndiaPartners.org, or call toll-free 1.877.87.INDIA.
About India Partners:
India Partners works alongside a broad group of indigenous, faith-based grassroots agencies in India focused on alleviating poverty and injustice. India Partners believes in helping the people of India help themselves, regardless of caste, religion, gender or creed. We seek support from others who share our passion to empower change.
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