Gospel for Asia Takes a Stand Against ‘Child Killer’ Mosquitoes, Malaria
WILLS POINT, TX — Faith-based agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) announced it is making a stand against the deadly mosquito menace and resulting malaria parasite killing thousands of children in Asia, as the Christian organization marks the annual World Mosquito Day on August 20. To read GFA’s special report entitled “Fighting Malaria — a Chilling Disease,” click here.
“It only takes one mosquito to kill a child,” said Gospel for Asia (GFA) founder, Dr. KP Yohannan, explaining that seven out of every 10 mosquito-caused deaths are children under age five, but a simple mosquito net costing $10 could save a child’s life. Gospel for Asia (GFA) provides people with the opportunity to donate mosquito nets here.
Mosquitoes were responsible for nearly 220 million malaria cases around the world in 2017, resulting in 435,000 related deaths — nearly one every minute — according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) latest World Malaria Report.
On August 20, 1897, India-born British doctor Sir Ronald Ross discovered that the bite of parasite-infected female mosquitoes transmits malaria — and declared that the date should be commemorated as World Mosquito Day each year.
“As GFA combats these mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry, we’re seeking to minimize the risk of children being infected,” Yohannan said. “It’s part of our commitment to the remote communities we serve and one way to express God’s love for them.”
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