World Malaria Day is celebrated on the 25th of April every year to raise awareness about the disease and its impact on communities across the world.  This year the theme which is, “Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement” is a call to action.  It is an opportunity to highlight the need for continued investment and commitment to malaria prevention and control. While malaria is a preventable and treatable disease, it still poses a significant threat to poor communities around the world     According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2019, there were an estimated 229 million cases of malaria globally, with 94% of these cases occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is a leading cause of death among children under five years of age in Africa. The disease disproportionately affects poor communities who have limited access to health care and preventive measures, such as mosquito nets, insecticide spraying, and antimalarial drugs.  World Malaria Day provides an opportunity to focus attention on these communities and promote initiatives to help prevent and control the disease.    As part of our medical outreach launched in 2019, last year we kicked off a World Malaria day initiative tagged ‘NetProfit’, that donated over a thousand insecticide treated bed nets to individuals from poor communities across Ikota, Matogun and Ijaye in Lagos and Ogun state.   One year later, and with a growing community of families in and around these poor communities; there is need for more nets to be sent to the aforementioned communities and to their environs yet again, and because of the level of impoverishment in these communities, they are unable to provide these basic needs themselves.   World Malaria Day provides another unique opportunity to distribute mosquito nets to these communities and help raise awareness about their importance in preventing malaria.    If you have never seen pure excitement on the faces of grateful mothers and Fathers as they clutch to mosquito nets donated by people like you and I, then you have a unique opportunity to bring joy to someone this April through the Bethesda Agency ‘Winning with Prevention’ campaign for World Malaria day, 2023.  A donation of N4,000 will go a long way to provide a poor family with a fully-treated Mosquito net that will provide adequate cover for up to one year.   World Malaria Day is an opportunity to take concrete steps towards reducing the burden of malaria on poor communities around the world. By providing essential resources and education, we can prevent and control the spread of the disease and improve the health and well-being of those who are most vulnerable.   Let’s use this day to commit to working towards a world free from malaria by first protecting the ones who cannot protect themselves.  You can make a donation towards a Mosquito net for one family here.       BETHESDA CHILD SUPPORT FOUNDATION 0739074992 ACCESS BANK