By the time you read this 2 children will die from a disease that costs as little as $4 to prevent.
Freedom from Hunger, in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline, uses our Credit with Education program to battle one of the greatest challenges of people living in poor, tropical areas: malaria. Malaria kills over a million people each year, many of them women and very young children, most of whom live in tropical, impoverished areas whose conditions hasten the disease's spread.
Freedom from Hunger's Malaria Initiative includes several key components:
An education module that engages women in dialogue about how malaria is spread, who is most vulnerable, and how to prepare dosages of anti-malarial drugs in amounts appropriate for very young children.
Subsidized distribution of insecticide -- treated bednets -- Freedom from Hunger brokers deal with manufacturers and distributors of the nets so women can buy them at a substantially reduced cost (from $8 to about $4 per net).
Since many of the women participating in Credit with Education can neither read nor write, role playing, stories, and songs play a large part in educating these women in a series of learning sessions.
"There is a silent tsunami under way all the time in rural Africa. Every month, as many children die of malaria in Africa as died in the tsunami - about 150,000 children dying every month."
- Dr. Jeffery Sachs, director of the U.N. Millennium Project, Columbia University Economist
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