Safety net

18 April 2012



Safety net: an Indian girl looks forward to protection from her newly donated mosquito net. Globally, a child dies of malaria every 45 seconds, and in sub-Saharan Africa every 30 seconds. The provision of insecticide-treated malaria nets can reduce instances of malaria by up to 50 per cent, the child-development charity Com­passion says.

Philanthropists have praised the Church as an effec­tive partner in the fight against malaria in Africa.

Christopher Flowers, chief executive officer of J. C. Flowers and Co., and Neville Isdell, former CEO of Coca-Cola, had the Order of the Epiphany conferred on them by the Arch­bishop of the Province of Central Africa, the Most Revd Albert Chama, at a service in St Stephen’s, Lusaka, in Zambia, earlier this month. Both are working in partnership with Christian Aid and the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation to tackle malaria along national borders.

By working through the Church in remote com­munities in Zambia which border Namibia and Angola, the Cross-Border Malaria Initiative has spread educa-­tion and health knowledge, besides distributing 100,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets.

World Malaria Day is 25 April.

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