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World Vision Launches Initiative to Combat Malaria
Date:6/20/2008

Aid Agency Calls For More Public and Private Investment to Fight Leading Cause of Child Deaths

WASHINGTON, June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Vision announced today the launch of a major new initiative to combat malaria, a leading cause of child deaths worldwide.

Transmitted through mosquitoes, malaria is the fourth leading cause of death for children under five years in the developing world and is a top killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa. Each year, more than 1 million people die from the disease, and about 8 in 10 of those are children. Roughly half of the world's population is at risk of contracting the disease.

This initiative aims to reduce the illness and death caused by malaria by increasing resources to prevent and control the disease, scaling up programming, building corporate partnerships and enhancing advocacy.

World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization active in 100 countries, will commit itself over at least five years to increasing private funding for anti-malaria activities, advocating to enhance government commitments and developing more corporate partnerships to leverage resources aimed at alleviating the global burden caused by the disease.

Despite the fact that proven, inexpensive interventions to prevent and control malaria exist, access to these life-saving options is insufficient for the children, women and families that need them most. For example, a simple $10 bed net can protect a family from this deadly disease for 5 years.

"It is tragic that malaria remains a leading cause of death for children worldwide, despite the fact solutions exist to prevent the disease that are proven and inexpensive," said Joseph Mettimano, World Vision's vice president for advocacy in the U.S. "We aim to change this reality in the 400 or so communities where we work in Africa. With new public and private investment, partnerships between businesses and non-governmental organizations and increase
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