April 24th 2021 marks World Malaria Day which aims to raise awareness of the devastating effects of Malaria and what can be done to help those who are either vulnerable or effected by the disease.
Malaria is preventable and treatable and yet remains a serious threat for those who have no means to protect themselves or no access to medical treatment. These facts are taken from the World Health Organisation and the Against Malaria Foundation and are truly shocking:
Malaria kills around 400,000 people a year
70% of Malaria deaths are children under 5
Malaria is the world's single largest killer of pregnant women
90% of the deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa
Yet malaria is totally preventable and treatable. Nobody need die.
The most effective means of prevention is sleeping under a mosquito net
Each net costs just £1.50
GardenistaUK.com have made a donation to The Against Malaria Foundation to aid their efforts to provide and install mosquito nets wherever they are needed. Find out more about their work here.