Defense against malaria
Malaria kills more than 430,000 people each year. Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk for this deadly disease, but keeping it at bay is stunningly simple. Sleeping under a mosquito net, like the ones the IRC delivers to refugee camps in northwest Thailand, can reduce rates of malaria as much as 90 percent. A thin net protects a sleeping family from the mosquitoes’ nightly assault and help stop the spread of one of the world’s deadliest epidemics.
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