Tag Archives: 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 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 […]
Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by Brenda Meier Kimaro.
A few months ago I joined volunteers from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya (ELCK) as they distributed more than 8,000 insecticide-treated bet nets in the Nyanza Province of western Kenya. Although much Lutheran Malaria Initiative programming focuses on education and training rather than the distribution of nets, this effort targeted a specific segment of […]
Posted on 07. 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. Yuniah Nyamumbo is a sweet, young mother of two boys, age three years and four months. […]