World Malaria Day: The Faces Behind the Numbers

Apr 25, 2012 | The Huffington Post

I recently went on a trip to multiple locations in Africa, where I learned that although I can't save the world, I can help save one life.

Our first destination with Malaria No More was Ghana, where the country is fighting the disease with the help of the U.S. and UK governments and a bunch of passionate and capable local and international partners including Malaria No More UK. The country is on track to make sure that every household is protected with a mosquito net by the end of 2012. Results so far are encouraging: Net usage among the most vulnerable groups — pregnant women and young children — increased more than 360 percent following the first regional campaign. I wanted to see what this transformation looked like firsthand!

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