Every 60 seconds, malaria claims a life in Africa. Millions of lives are needlessly lost each year. Imagine No Malaria is an extraordinary effort of the people of The United Methodist Church, putting our faith into action to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa, especially the death of a child or a mother.
Achieving this goal requires an integrated strategy against the disease. As a life-saving ministry, Imagine No Malaria aims to empower the people of Africa to overcome malaria’s burden. We fight malaria with a comprehensive model.
In 2006 The United Nations Foundation, along with NBA Cares, Sports Illustrated, and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, invited the United Methodist Church to be part of a plan to eliminate malaria as a major source of suffering and death in Africa. The United Methodist Church was invited to be a partner in this effort because of our mission work in Africa. We had a delivery system in place to distribute the insecticide-treated nets which are used to protect persons from malaria carrying mosquitoes.
A Lenten Bible study, supported by apportionment gifts, is one of the resources available to local congregations who want to know more. Visit www.imaginenomalaria.org to give.