Imagine No Malaria
Imagine No Malaria is an extraordinary ministry of the people of The United Methodist Church, putting faith into action to end preventable deaths from malaria in Africa, especially the death of a child or a mother. With a comprehensive approach to fighting this killer disease, Imagine No Malaria empowers the people of Africa to improve health infrastructure and achieve a sustainable victory over malaria.
The good news is that malaria deaths are 100 percent preventable. Unlike many other diseases that are awaiting a cure, malaria was eliminated in the United States in the 1950s. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to kill a child every two minutes.
Imagine No Malaria, through its global partnerships, improves the way people fight the disease by supplying bed nets, providing access to diagnostic tests and medicine, draining standing water, and improving sanitation. Imagine No Malaria combines integrated health infrastructure, grassroots education, trained health workers and advocacy to address death and the debilitating effects of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
To date, Imagine No Malaria has raised 92 percent of its goal with more than $69 million in gifts and pledges. Since the campaign’s start in 2010, United Methodists across the connection, especially youth, have been vital to Imagine No Malaria’s fundraising efforts through innovative and generous means, including donating pennies from their piggy banks to hosting lemonade stands to organizing basketball tournaments.
United Methodists across the world are working hard to reach and celebrate Imagine No Malaria’s $75 million goal.