Imagine NO Malaria
Imagine No Malaria is an effort of The United Methodist Church to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa by 2015 by delivering resources to empower the people to beat a disease that kills a child every 60 seconds.
We plan to achieve a sustainable outcome over malaria by improving prevention methods and education about the disease, establishing community-based malaria control programs, and revitalizing hospitals and clinics throughout the continent.
We start with understanding prevention. Prevention begins with improving the ways people fight the disease locally:
By using bed nets;
By accessing diagnostic tests and medicine.
Imagine No Malaria helps people understand the importance of draining standing water and improving sanitation. Every person can take steps to prevent malaria deaths, from protective measures to taking swift action when malaria symptoms begin.
Treatment of malaria depends upon improving infrastructure.There are hundreds of churches, schools, hospitals, and clinics operated by The United Methodist Church in Africa, but they can only be effective if medicines to treat malaria are available. Imagine No Malaria makes sure these facilities have the diagnostic tests and treatments needed to save lives.
Education is also important. Last year alone, Imagine No Malaria trained thousands of people in African as community health workers. In Sierra Leone, these workers went door-to-door to deliver bed nets, install them in homes, and teach folks how to properly use and care for the nets.
The bite of malaria doesn’t have to kill. You can support our efforts to stop it!
Imagine No Malaria is an official charity of The 2013 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. If you plan to do the full or half-marathon or the relay on May 5, 2013, or the 5K on May 4, run for a reason! Help save lives in Africa, while reaching your personal goal. Click the link above for details.
Looking for more information on this life-saving ministry? Click on the link above or the logo on the right to be redirected to the Imagine NO Malaria homepage.
Imagine No Malaria is a ministry of The United Methodist Church, a program of the Global Health Initiative
Contact us at 1-866-521-1179 or via email at INMInfo@umcom.org
Please send contributions to: UMC-Imagine No Malaria, PO Box 440544, Nashville, TN 37244