One child dies from malaria every 45 seconds in Uganda. The most shocking part of this statistic is that malaria is not only a preventable disease, but a treatable one. While treatment averages at only $8.40, this cost is astronomical for many families. Hospitals, desperate for supplies themselves, are forced to turn victims away—case after case after case.
The Malaria Treatment Fund is set up to serve children suffering from malaria by covering the cost of patients unable to pay. If you'd like to donate to this fund, visit amazima.org, click 'Give' and specify "Emergency Medical Care."
In Sierra Leone, malaria can be a life-threatening problem if left untreated. At an Operation Blessing-supported medical clinic, teams provide free medical care and treatment for hundreds of hurtingchildren and families.