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All eyes are on the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Outbreaks like COVID-19 threaten the world’s most vulnerable communities, including refugee families and the first line of defense against malaria – healthcare workers

It’s our mission to ensure the most vulnerable communities we’ve pledged to protect and serve continue to receive the malaria prevention and treatment tools they need.

#StepUpTheFight and safeguard the health of families at risk.

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This World Malaria Day, your gift will help provide frontline healthcare workers with the tools they need to prevent, diagnose and treat malaria for thousands of refugees in DRC. Additionally, your gift will support the creation of revised guidelines for healthcare workers on the frontlines, helping them adapt their approach to malaria control during emergencies such as COVID-19.

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Help us raise $100,000 by World Malaria Day on April 25 to unlock another $100,000 in matching funds. Your gift will be DOUBLED, allowing more families at risk to receive the protection, treatment, and testing they need.

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Give now and double your impact. Together, we can protect more families in the DRC from malaria.

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Malaria at the Inke Refugee Camp: How Your Gift is Put to Work

Malaria at the Inke Refugee Camp

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) malaria is the main cause of disease transmission and even death. Refugee families – especially pregnant women and children – are most at risk. Nearly 600,000 refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) live in the DRC, having fled their homes due to violence and conflict.

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The Inke refugee camp resides in the northern region of the DRC on the border of CAR and hosts more than 18,000 refugees. Over the past several years, nearly 10,000 cases of malaria were detected at the refugee camp.
  • Refugees are particularly vulnerable to malaria, as travel and lack of accessible health care can compromise their immunity.

  • More than 52% of the refugees living at the Inke camp are women, a group often most vulnerable to contracting malaria.

  • Pregnant women at the Inke camp receive a mosquito net during their first prenatal consultation.

  • In the DRC, malaria accounts for more 19% of deaths among children under five. These deaths are preventable. Children under five can receive a bed net during routine health visits at the Inke camp.

  • Worldwide, a child still dies from malaria every two minutes – but you can help.

“#StepUpTheFight today!

Protect families at risk from malaria in honor of World Malaria Day. Your gift will be doubled now through April 25th.

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