Tag Archives: malaria
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 24. Apr, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
On World Malaria Day, Thursday, April 25, we have much to celebrate. Just a few years ago, this preventable, treatable disease claimed the life of a child in Africa every 30 seconds. Since then we’ve slowed that down to 60 seconds. But still, any death from malaria is too many. So there’s still much work [...]
Posted on 19. Apr, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
You made a difference in Mali! In 2012: 99% of parents surveyed reported their children under five slept under a bed net the previous night. (In 2006, that number was less than 30%.) 81% of pregnant women received adequate doses of anti-malarial medication. (In 2006, that number was less than 4%.) 91% of children received [...]
Posted on 18. Apr, 2013 by Brenda Meier Kimaro.
At just five years old, Dorcas is an aspiring actress with an important story to tell. Dorcas learned from her pastor and Sunday school teachers about malaria and now she’s telling others. As part of the Ngaruma Lutheran Parish’s efforts to educate church and community members about malaria prevention, the Sunday school children present educational [...]
Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by Brenda Meier Kimaro.
The Usa River Lutheran Parish in Tanzania serves more than 2,500 members who worship in three congregations. The church is deeply committed to reaching out to those most in need, and founded the Child Survival Program to serve mothers and children at risk due to extreme poverty. The program currently serves 40 mothers and their [...]
Posted on 12. Apr, 2013 by Brenda Meier Kimaro.
As LWR’s Regional Communications Officer for East Africa, Brenda Kimaro meets many of the pastors, evangelists, Sunday school teachers and volunteers who are working together to protect their families and communities from malaria. Here is one of their stories. Pastor Meshack Ngare has been leading the Samanga Lutheran Parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in [...]
Posted on 10. Apr, 2013 by Brenda Meier Kimaro.
When I met Ochuki a few months ago, he and his family had been living at risk. Every night they slept unprotected from the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Like many families in Kenya, Ochuki’s family did not have money to buy bed nets. Not long before I visited Ochuki’s village, though, community volunteers began visiting [...]