Who? Malaria No More UK.
When and how did they get started? Malaria No More got its start in the United States in 2006 with the aim of ending deaths caused by malaria in Africa by 2015. Out of that effort, Malaria No More UK was founded in 2008 in order to raise public awareness of the devastating influence of malaria in Africa and to strengthen political and financial support in the UK for the fight against malaria. (History)
What is their focus? Malaria No More UK’s primary aim is to end suffering and deaths caused by malaria in Africa by 2015. In order to achieve this goal “Malaria No More UK works with governments, the private sector, faith groups and the British public to raise vital funds and awareness to support projects in Sub Saharan Africa to help make malaria no more” (About). Malaria No More UK supports efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat malaria in Africa and have raised fund to distribute mosquito nets throughout countries such as Ghana, Botswana, and Namibia to help protect over five million people from malaria (History).
What can I do to get involved? The best way to get involved in the work of Malaria No More UK is to donate. £5 is all that’s needed to buy, deliver, and hang a mosquito net in the house of an African family, which will protect two people from malaria. Malaria No More UK has a few suggestions for raising funds in support of ending malaria and providing malaria nets in Africa. One of these is to Live Below the Line in support of Malaria No More UK and take the challenge to feed yourself on £1 per day for 5 days. This not only provides the opportunity for people to sponsor you as you take on such a great challenge, but also provides great insight into what life is like for 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty worldwide. Another fundraising option is to challenge yourself by skydiving, marathon running, or other active challenges. And, as always, using your voice to speak out to your local MPs and government officials about the devastating effects of malaria on the world’s poorest and encourage their continued support.