Still Africa\'s biggest killer, malaria accounts for 36% of all deaths; the most effective preventative measure we have is permethrin treated nets.
A donation of $30 will protect 18 children.
A donation of $200 will protect all the children in a typical village.
Malaria is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium of which there are four species:
Falciparum is the commonest and most dangerous of the four and can be fatal if untreated. The parasites are transmitted from one person to another by the female anopheline mosquito.