Published on 14 Sep 2012
Malaria is one of the biggest killers in Africa – especially of children and those with immune systems damaged by HIV/AIDS.
PWRDF (the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund), in partnership with CIDA (the Canadian International Development Agency), are doing something about this. Working with local partners in Burundi, Tanzania and Mozambique they are looking to provide 60,000 treated mosquito nets along with the community health education needed to make their use as effective as possible.
Christ Church Cathedral is also doing its part to help. Thanks to CIDA funding – which gives 3 times the value of each donation made – a gift of just $10 buys one mosquito net and all the necessary support services (costing about $38 all told).
Spread the nets continues our commitment to helping those affected by the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic and it addresses simply and effectively one of Africa’s biggest health challenges.
So lets spread the nets!
You can contribute on-line by credit card:
Or you can give by putting cash or cheques in an offering envelope (please make cheques out to Christ Church Cathedral, with Spread the Nets in the note field).
In all cases mark your donation for Spread the Nets and the money will be forwarded to PWRDF. As usual the cathedral will give tax receipts for all amounts over $10.
Photos from Tanzania. The last photo with the women holding up the mosquito nets is the village education group that are singing about the prevention of malaria.
Enjoyed this post?