More than a million people each year die from malaria. It’s a persistant scourge in many parts of the world but never seems to be newsworthy unlike diseases such as influenza variants or the Ebola virus. The real tragedy of malaria is that it is easily preventable with cheap tools such as mosquito nets. The Against Malaria Foundation uses donations to buy and distribute insecticide-impregnated mosquito nets. More than that, the foundation makes sure that the nets are used. It’s a simple and cost-effective way to save lives.
3 January 2015