Archive for 'Malaria'
Posted on 24. Apr, 2015 by Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard (rt.).
When Sochele Banou’s three-year-old son, Aly, got sick, she didn’t know what to do. In her remote village in Mali, there was little access to medical services and she couldn’t figure out why he wasn’t getting better. “My child cried so loudly,” she said, “We got to the hospital to see the doctor, but it […]
Posted on 22. Apr, 2014 by Lutheran World Relief.
This Friday, April 25, is World Malaria Day, a day to bring special attention to this preventable, treatable disease. As part of the commemoration of World Malaria Day, we’re excited to announce that Tim McCully, LWR’s vice president of international programs, will be speaking at a special event at Johns Hopkins University. He joins Rear […]
Posted on 29. May, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
“Open the gift! Open the gift!” sang members of the Usa River Lutheran Parish. This weekend they presented their visitors—three Lutheran World Relief staff and former Lutheran Women’s Missionary League President Jan Wendorf—gifts of beautiful kanga cloth. The pastor told them the gift was to help them remember their time with Usa River, something they’re […]
Posted on 28. Dec, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
Joining the countless end-of-year lists, we thought we’d round up the most-read blog posts over the past year. We also threw in a few of our favorites, Here’s our top-ten list of 2012: #10 – To Cut, or Not to Cut? One of our top-viewed stories of 2012 and a story we love. Contributed by […]
Posted on 19. Sep, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
We’re so thankful for all the amazing people who support our work through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative. And we’re especially thankful for the amazing children who have gotten involved! The video above was posted on Facebook by Gretchen Jameson, Sydney’s mother. Watch above as John Nunes talks to Sydney about how we can make a […]
Posted on 07. Aug, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
We’re all aware that malaria is bad. We’ve quoted the statistics: 1 child dies every 60 seconds, there are more than 200 million cases of malaria each year, and nearly a million die. We’ve also talked about the symptoms of malaria: fever, headache, chills, nausea and vomiting. But those symptoms don’t adequately describe what it […]