Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Lynda Commale, a member of Hopewell UMC in Downingtown, PA, took part in a nets distribution in Uganda in 2009.
Can you imagine a world where every mosquito bite could lead to a hospital visit or worse…death? Mosquito bites pose a serious threat to families in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, with an annual death toll of more than 1 million, malaria kills enough people every month to fill Citizens Bank Park (capacity 43,647)….twice.
United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton, Imagine No Malaria chairperson, describes it as “Nets Plus.” Through the work of The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), we will establish community-based health workers, improve hospitals and clinics and work with African communities to wipe out mosquito breeding areas.