In Geneva today, the World Health Organization released the 2011 World Malaria Report — and there’s great news! This year’s report has data from 99 countries, and shows that, working together with our partners, we’re saving lives from malaria.
Check out a few new stats from the 2011 World Malaria Report:
All of this is great news — it shows that we’re making impressive progress in the fight against malaria. However, the World Health Organization warns us of some potentially bad news: there’s a projected shortfall in malaria funding, and this could threaten the progress we’ve made.
Ray Chambers, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria, says: “The toll taken by the current economic crisis must not result in our gains being reversed, or progress slowed. With Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s charge for near zero deaths by end of 2015, turning back now is not an option.”
Nothing But Nets — together with partners and supporters like you — is not turning back. We’re committed to sending nets, saving lives, and spreading the buzz. There are so many ways to show your commitment to saving lives with us:
Thanks for joining us in the movement to end malaria — as you can see, sending nets really does mean saving lives. Together, we can cover a continent and be the generation to end malaria deaths.