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According to UNICEF Malaria is one of the greatest dangers to young children’s health in Sub Saharan Africa where one child per minute dies of this disease.

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In case you didn’t know, Malaria is passed on by mosquito bites from female mosquitoes of the Anopheles genus, that little terror shown just above and to the left of this article. They generally like to snack around and after dusk, passing on the malaria parasite in the process as explained below.

Malaria is caused by a parasite called a Plasmodium which Female Anopheles mosquitoes pick up when they bite an existing malaria sufferer to obtain the blood needed to nurture their eggs. Inside the mosquito the parasites develop and reproduce. When the mosquito bites again, the parasites mix with its saliva and pass into the blood of the person being bitten.

Malaria parasites multiply rapidly in the liver and then in red blood cells of the infected person. One to two weeks after a person is infected the first symptoms of malaria appear: usually fever, headache, chills and vomiting. If not treated promptly with effective medicines, malaria can kill by infecting and destroying red blood cells and by clogging the capillaries that carry blood to the brain or other vital organ.

At the moment the most effective way to stop malaria is with treated nets, which unfortunately most rural Ghanaians (the ones at the most risk) cannot afford, so we, along with many other charities want to distribute treated mosquito nets to families in need and unable to afford one. Our area of distribution is around our village to people that we know need such help. Nursing mothers, the very young and the very old, all suffer greatly because of that nasty little parasite.

If you would like to save one life or more please donate to this very worthwhile cause by just clicking on the Virgin logo below. You will be taken to the secure “Virgin money giving” page for the Trust where you may donate using a Credit card, Debit card or with your PayPal account.