Every minute a child dies of Malaria. It kills nearly one million people every year - the vast majority children under the age of five. Malaria is a common, yet deadly tropical disease transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets simultaneously provide a protective covering for the body while releasing chemicals to repel and kill the infection-carrying mosquitoes. The malaria nets are hung over beds or mats. Most nets cover three children. The nets protect people from being bitten by mosquitoes at night. The insecticide kills those mosquitoes that come in contact with it, as well as repels and reduces the number of mosquitoes that enter the house.
Three years after delivering the first Long-Lasting Insecticide-Treated Net to a remote community in rural Zambia, NetsforLife® has distributed its one millionth net!