Five areas of influence of the United Methodist Church on malaria

26 mai 2017 Par eastcongoumc

April 25 is the World malaria day dedicated to raising awareness about this disease. Since 2010, the people of the United Methodist Church has focused its strategy on the reduction of deaths from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa through his Imagine No Malaria initiative. In this vein, the denomination has discovered that "our God is able to go beyond what we ask or imagine." »

Discover the impact of the campaign Imagine No Malaria on lives. Download and share this graph by clicking on the button in the lower right of the image above.

Together, we have:

Distributed more than 4 million bed nets that have saved lives.

The insecticide-treated nets remain the most effective way to prevent malaria. Since the United Methodist Church started its efforts, including the distribution of mosquito nets, the mortality rate in the world declined by about 60%.

Renovated 61 health facilities.

Improving medical clinics and hospitals in Africa led to better diagnosis, better case management and access to medicines.

Treated more than 2.7 million people from malaria.

Treatments are effective. Due to the global effort in the fight against malaria, about 6.8 million deaths have been prevented since 2001, according to the global 2017 of the World Health Organization malaria report.

Protected more than 175,000 structures with the spraying of insecticides for IRS (IRS) indoor

The IRS is the application of chemical insecticides with long active on the walls and roofs of the domestic shelters, a major method recommended by the World Health Organization in the treatment of malaria.

Trained thousands of volunteers and health workers community.

Through awareness and education, a community network was created with health workers and volunteers who distribute, install nets and teach people to use and maintain nets. In addition to helping the prevention of malaria, these workers are often involved in other health areas vital to their communities.

Watch the video above featuring an original song commissioned by United Methodist Communications for its celebration Imagine No Malaria that took place at the Conference general meeting 2016 in Portland, Oregon. This song "Our God is Able" ("our God is able") was written by James Tealy and James Elliott and recorded by Jeremy Rosado, finalist of season 11 of 'American Idol. »

Download this infographic. Post it in your church and share. It shows the impact of the ministries of the United Methodist Church to reduce the deaths from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

Crystal Caviness is a specialist public relations to United Methodist Communications. Ashley Gish is the Director Assistant of Imagine No. Malaria campaign.