Malaria is one tough force – these charities are fighting back.
We often talk of a making a donation or a contribution to malaria charities. But have you ever wondered who is on the ground, carrying out this life-saving work? In this article, we reveal the charities and organisations fighting malaria in 2018. Next time you donate or volunteer, consider the following charities.
Nothing But Nets
Probably the most renowned charity in the malaria field – and for a good reason.
Nothing But Nets works to distribute life-saving mosquito nets around the world. In partnership with the United Nations and other governments, the charity has raised more than $45 million to deliver over 7 million mosquito nets in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Malaria No More
Another giant in the anti-malaria field, this charity works across the board.
Malaria No More specialises in creating awareness for the disease, achieving this through collaboration and partnership with other organisations – big and small.
The charity also works on advocacy and anti-malaria programs on the ground. Malaria No More has a split focus on also generating awareness of extreme poverty; innovating in short and long-term solutions for ending both crises.
Malaria No More will celebrate their 10th-anniversary next year, looking back at their outstanding success and work. So far, they have:
- Helped distribute nets to more than five million people in 17 African countries
- Aided 20 million Africans through their NightWatch health education initiative
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
An important name doing important work.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation works round the clock helping address global issues including health, poverty and education. One of their top priorities is ridding the world of malaria.
Based in Washington, the organisation works around the globe and, so far, have committed nearly $2 billion in grants to fight malaria, and over $1.6 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Fighting malaria on the ground and in the lab.
British pharmaceuticals giant, GSK brings science to the battlefield, working globally to develop new drugs to fight malaria. They are trialling their vaccine, RTS,S, in some parts of Africa this year and are working with researchers to translate findings into drugs.
This month, the FDA approved Krintafel® as an effective treatment for relapsing P. vivax malaria.
Do you know or work with a charity doing great work in fighting malaria? Leave a reply below or tweet us @fightmalaria
Despite efforts organisations and charities like the ones mentioned today put in, they need help in order to fight such complex, diverse issues the world faces. It’s time to take action, and this starts by raising awareness and preventing infection from mosquitoes as much as we can as individuals.