Every year, malaria kills around 660,000 people and infects more than 200 million people. Ninety percent of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa.
Malaria is most common in poor, deprived areas and in many cases, malaria itself is the cause of such poverty. Malaria causes havoc on a socioeconomic level as patients are often bedridden and incapable of carrying out normal daily tasks, resulting in burdens on households and health services, and ultimately huge losses to income in malaria-endemic countries.
Diagnosing malaria is done with rapid dipstick tests or looking for the parasite under a microscope in a blood smear.
$25 could provide 600 rapid diagnostic tests to test for malaria.
All donations are directed to where the medical need is greatest.