Malaria. Most people have heard of it, most people do not know how deadly it really is. A child dies EVERY MINUTE from this vicious virus. That’s 1,300 kids who lose their lives to a mosquito bite every day. There were about 216 million cases of malaria and an estimated 655,000 deaths in 2010, According to the World malaria report in 2011. Most of these deaths occur among children and pregnant women living in Africa.
In many of the warm temperate climates, Malaria is a severe health problem that is killing people every single day. The Center for Disease Control believes there are 300-500 million instances of malaria every year, and more than 1 million people die from it.
The problem is getting very serious because in certain parts of the world, mosquitoes that carry malaria have developed resistance to insecticides. In addition, the parasites have developed resistance to some antibiotics. These conditions are making it extremely difficult to control both the rate of infection and spread of this disease.
In the world right now, the two largest causes of death in children in underdeveloped countries are diarrhea disease and respiratory tract infections. A huge revelation is that the basic act of washing hands with soap can cut diarrhea risk by 50% and respiratory tract infection by a 3rd! Simply providing soap to those in need allows them to wash and fully cleanse, which helps prevent disease better than any single vaccine.
Osana is working to help stop mosquito born illnesses and sanitation related sicknesses as they are both preventable.