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BojanaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Jan-19 16:39:07

Guest post: "Every penny of public donations goes on nets, all those nets cover beds and heads, and we prove it"

As part of our Christmas appeal, we are matching donations to three brilliant charities until the end of January. Jenny from The Against Malaria Foundation explains how the charity works efficiently to fight against malaria.

Jenny Kent

The Against Malaria Foundation

Posted on: Fri 04-Jan-19 16:39:06

(10 comments )

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£1.40 will buy a Long Lasting Insecticidal Bednet that protects two people.

Malaria still kills 400,000 people a year, and 70% of those who die are children under 5 years old. 400 million people fall sick because of it. The single biggest way to help prevent this is to protect people from biting insects as they sleep at night.

With the matchfunding offered by the Mumsnet Christmas Appeal, even a small donation to The Against Malaria Foundation could help you kick off 2019 with a warm fuzzy feeling.

£1.40 will buy a Long Lasting Insecticidal Bednet that protects two people as they sleep at night for up to three years. Every penny of public donations to the Against Malaria Foundation goes on nets; all those nets cover beds and heads, and we prove it.

Please give whatever you can, knowing it will make the difference between preventable sickness and health to children and families worldwide.


Please give whatever you can, knowing it will make the difference between preventable sickness and health to children and families worldwide.

Give yourself a 3 minute break and watch some smiles and sunshine from one of our distributions in Kadokolene, Uganda.

AMF is delighted to be chosen as one of Mumsnet’s Charities, and wishes you all a Happy, Healthy 2019!

For further information, please see read more about our appeal here and Jenny's guest post on Mumsnet last year.

By Jenny Kent

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AgainstMalaria

ColdCottage Fri 04-Jan-19 20:12:21

👍

Dramaticmuch Fri 04-Jan-19 21:15:11

Brilliant charity. I persuaded my church to donate £1000.

burnedout Sat 05-Jan-19 01:58:58

Seconded - AMF is a brilliant charity.

I have spent a long time learning about effectiveness of various charities.

AMF is one of the most effective charities in the world, in terms of good done per pound spent. The effects of malaria are long-lasting and impact whole families, yet preventing malaria in poor countries is incredibly cheap.

Plus (a less important point), AMF funds its admin from other sources, so your donations go straight to prevention.

(I have no affiliation with AMF, just discovered them through trying to find the most effective ways to give).

Smallhorse Sat 05-Jan-19 15:09:06

I recently listened to a discussion on radio 4 about charities. The expert was asked what charitable donation gives most bang for your buck.
The answer was charities which provide mosquito nets.
Great work , mumsnet smile

MooPointCowsOpinion Sun 06-Jan-19 17:39:49

Does anyone know if there’s any reason think an allegation I heard a few years ago that charities are providing the nets without education, and the nets are incorrectly used for fishing or thrown out instead of used to fight malaria?

ShannonRockallMalin Sun 06-Jan-19 19:03:19

Sounds like a very good cause. My grandmother had malaria as a child in the Middle East and had flare ups throughout her life.

GhostsToMonsoon Mon 07-Jan-19 17:18:45

Morepoint:

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/10/18/17984040/bednets-tools-fight-mosquitoes-malaria-myths-fishing

HalloumiGus Wed 09-Jan-19 21:35:16

Great charity and great post about the fishing myths with link - thanks.

Yabbers Thu 10-Jan-19 12:42:23

fishing myth

Not a myth though, as it is happening.

supergrains Thu 10-Jan-19 15:35:47

Donated, thanks MN.

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