Battling Malaria

Lab workers at a health center supported by Catholic Relief Services and run by the Archdiocese of Mombasa in Kenya test blood samples for a variety of ailments, including malaria. This mosquito-borne disease kills more than 1 million people every year, 80 percent of them in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the United States’ U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative. Every 30 seconds, an African child dies from the disease.

With funding from generous donors, including the U.S. government, CRS has launched anti-malaria projects in a number of countries. The projects that would provide families, especially small children and pregnant women, with aggressive treatment, education and preventive care.
Photo by David Snyder for CRS

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