At Mosquito Squad of Huntsville, we understand the importance of mosquito control, especially when it comes to the prevention of diseases. While malaria was eradicated in the United States more than half a century ago, citizens of other nations are not so fortunate. In African countries like Senegal, Cameroon and Zambia, more than 250 million people contract malaria each year. The disease has the worst impact on young children, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,000 African children per day.
Moved to take action in the face of these staggering figures, Mosquito Squad partnered with Malaria No More in 2012. Malaria No More is one of the world’s foremost organizations fighting malaria, and their mission is to bring an end to this health crisis. Their efforts have saved more than six million lives since the organization’s inception in 2000, and the malaria mortality rate has dropped by 60 percent in the countries where Malaria No More is active.
Malaria No More provides rapid diagnostic tests for early detection of malaria, malaria treatment called artemisinin-based combination therapies and preventive measures including mosquito nets and insecticide treatment. In addition, malaria vaccines are currently in development. Malaria No More serves many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Cameroon.
Mosquito Squad has joined the fight by donating a portion of our proceeds to Malaria No More. This money is used for treatment, protection, prevention and education in Cameroon, where persistent flooding and poor drainage create breeding grounds for mosquitos. Malaria affects more than 1.6 million people in Cameroon annually, many of whom are children under age five and pregnant women. With our donations, Malaria No More provides families in Cameroon with mosquito nets to sleep under, the most effective means of reducing exposure. This is combined with an educational campaign that delivers prevention facts and resources by cell phone.
Our goal at Mosquito Squad is to save 250,000 lives by 2017. We invite you to join us in this effort by donating to Malaria No More with us. Your contribution could mean the difference between life and death for a child in Cameroon.