In areas where malaria is widespread, doctors attending at medical camps will urge patients to remove all stagnant water around their homes, which is breeding ground for mosquitos, and to always sleep under mosquito nets.
Mosquito nets protect families at night when they are vulnerable to bites. These nets help prevent dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever, the Zika virus and many other infectious diseases caused by insect bites.
A single mosquito net costs only $15, but due to poverty, many families cannot purchase this simple, disease preventing tool for their families. And because each net can last for two to three years, the gift of a net can promote good health in a family for years.
Recently, some GFA-supported missionaries distributed 1,000 mosquito nets to poor children, who smiled as they learned how to use the nets correctly to protect themselves from infected mosquitos.
“…These mosquito nets will protect my family from malaria.”
—Dandak, a 45-year-old father of two who received mosquito nets
Give Mosquito Nets
One net costs $15. A simple $75 gift can potentially protect 5 families for three years!