ELCA Malaria Campaignhttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/ “We learned how to use the nets properly” – Educational programs keep mosquito nets from becoming fishing nets Allison Beebehttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/295http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/295<div class="ExternalClassAAE362AED31042698DDF76B7C9103428"><p>​<span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">R</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">ecently, </span><em style="line-height&#58;1.6;">The</em><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;"> </span><em style="line-height&#58;1.6;">New York Times</em><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;"> published an interesting&#160;article titled </span><a href="http&#58;//www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/world/africa/mosquito-nets-for-malaria-spawn-new-epidemic-overfishing.html?_r=0" style="line-height&#58;1.6;">&quot;Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In&quot;</a><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">. The article focuses on the challenge posed by people using mosquito nets as fishing nets, and reminds us that the choice between hunger and health is real and pressing for many. </span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">This is not a new problem in the fight against malaria, but the article brings it to a new light. The ELCA Malaria Campaign would like to take this opportunity to share about how Lutheran malaria programs in Africa are already responding to this challenge.</span></p><p>Every net that is distributed through the Lutheran malaria program is accompanied by educational programming about how to&#160;properly use the net, how to hang the net, and what benefits (health and otherwise) can be realized from appropriate net use. The Lutheran malaria programs which are supported by the ELCA Malaria Campaign are comprehensive, which means that programming is more than just nets (although nets are an important piece). The programs operate under four pillars&#58; prevention, education, treatment and sustainable livelihoods. Nets fall under the &quot;prevention&quot; pillar, but only when joined with content from the &quot;education&quot; pillar. </p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Net%20demo%20Uganda.jpg" alt="Net demo Uganda.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><em>Photo&#58; An educational session on nets in Uganda.</em></p><p>To address misuse of nets, the staff and volunteers of the Lutheran malaria programs work to customize communication messages accompanying nets to encourage proper use. In communities near bodies of water, messages related to discouraging the use of nets for fishing are especially emphasized. </p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Mozambique%20education.jpg" alt="Mozambique education.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><em>Photo&#58; A participant studies educational drawings about malaria prevention in Namina, Mozambique.&#160;</em></p><p>According to the President's Malaria Initiative, based on the data that is available to date, the overall misuse of mosquito nets for fishing appears limited.&#160; The examples tend to be anecdotal, and are specific to communities along lakes and rivers.&#160; While limited, the misuses are real and often driven by economics and food security concerns within these communities.</p><p>The Lutheran malaria programs attempt to offset the economics and food security concerns by offering sustainable livelihoods programming. This involves microfinance projects, seed money for small businesses, financial literacy courses, training in bookkeeping and loan programs. If people are given an opportunity to participate in other income generating activities (and therefore be able to earn money for food), one goal is that they will not rush to the seashore to fish with mosquito nets.</p><p>In Malawi, there is even a sustainable livelihoods project that has purchased fishing nets to prevent the use of mosquito nets for fishing. For example, a member of a Village Savings and Loans group in Salima, near Lake Malawi, used his profits to purchase a fishing net, which he uses to fish in order that his family can properly sleep under their mosquito net. </p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Malawi%20Fishing%20Net.jpg" alt="Malawi Fishing Net.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><em>Photo&#58; In the foreground, a&#160;woman clutches a proper white&#160;fishing net, purchased through a Village Savings and Loans group of the Lutheran malaria program in Malawi. A blue mosquito net hangs in the background.&#160;</em></p><p>Fishing with mosquito nets is a topic that has come up before in conversations with leaders of the Lutheran malaria programs. Before the Lutheran malaria programs, people noted that nets were misused. The program brought essential education to the communities to inform them that using the nets properly was in their best interest.</p><p><a href="http&#58;//www.elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/246">Mr. Njiji Desiree</a> is governor of the Cankuzo province in Burundi, East Africa. He has observed the work of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) malaria program in his region and says, &quot;I recognize the good cooperation with Lutheran World Federation, and appreciate the activities of LWF. LWF is very valuable in this community. They bring more sensitization sessions.&#160; For example, [before the LWF program] <strong>mosquito nets were being misused, for fishing, or for protecting crops or rice</strong>.&quot; He affirms, &quot;there is good work happening.&#160; LWF intervention will help the government reach more people, more effectively, with the malaria program.&quot;</p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Njiji%20Desiree%20for%20web.jpg" alt="Njiji Desiree for web.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><em>Photo&#58; Njiji Desiree</em></p><p>Another testimonial comes from Zambia, which is one of the countries mentioned in <em>The</em>&#160;<em>New York Times</em> article. <a href="http&#58;//www.elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/199">Pastor Knox</a>&#160;serves a congregation in rural Northwest Zambia. &quot;<strong>Before the malaria program came to our village</strong>,&quot; says Pastor Knox, &quot;<strong>people had been using nets in the wrong way - for fishing, or as sleeping mats.</strong><strong>&#160; </strong><strong>This was a big problem</strong>.&quot; He went on to say, &quot;<strong>Through the malaria program, we learned how to use the nets properly</strong>.&quot;</p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Pastor%20Knox%20for%20web.jpg" alt="Pastor Knox for web.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><em>Photo&#58; Pastor Knox</em></p><p>Finally, it is worth sharing some good news from the World Health Organization (WHO) to remind us that, despite some hurdles related to net use, the positive impact of malaria programming in Africa is measurable and real.</p><ul><li><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">According to WHO's most recent malaria report (2014), an estimated 4.3 million lives have been saved as a result of the scale-up of malaria interventions, including mosquito nets, since 2000.</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">&#160; </span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Worldwide, the mortality rate from malaria fell by 47 percent between 2000 and 2013, and by 54 percent in Africa, where about 90 percent of malaria deaths occur. There was an almost 60 percent decline in malaria deaths in children under age five during this time, with most of that improvement occurring since 2007.</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Ten years ago in sub-Saharan Africa countries, household ownership of at least 1 net was very low (&lt;10% in most countries) and net use was even lower.</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">&#160; </span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">In recent years, national-level household surveys across Africa have documented dramatic increases in household ownership and use of nets.&#160; The malaria community has robust evidence that these nets are inside homes and being slept under.</span><br></li></ul><p>While <em>The New York Times</em> article was just published, this is by no means a new problem. Misuse of nets has been a challenge of public health workers in malaria-prone areas for many years, and nobody is more concerned with the proper usage of nets in the field than our Lutheran health care professionals who are implementing these programs and working faithfully on net distribution campaigns.</p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Net%20mother%20and%20child%20Zim.jpg" alt="Net mother and child Zim.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><em>Photo&#58; A mother and child rest under a net in Zimbabwe.</em></p></div>01/29/2015"It's a positive change." - The Lutheran malaria program in TanzaniaAllison Beebehttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/294http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/294<div class="ExternalClass859675A5F72C466786FA664845CCEA00"><p>​<span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">E</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">velina Lulangasi is no stranger to malaria.&#160; </span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">As a health care worker at a Lutheran-run medical center in Tanzania, Evelina has seen countless deaths from malaria.</span></p><p>In the past, her efforts to treat malaria patients were hindered by timing.&#160; Many people would wait too long to bring in an ill patient, and the malaria symptoms would become too severe.&#160; Because of a lack of knowledge, many of these patients would die.</p><p>The Lutheran malaria program in Tanzania is helping people to learn about malaria and to change their behavior. Through the program, people are learning how malaria is transmitted, how to recognize the signs of malaria, and to bring patients to a clinic within 24 hours of showing symptoms.&#160; </p><p>And Evelina is seeing a difference. &quot;It's a positive change,&quot; she says. &quot;Now people are coming in before it gets severe.&quot;&#160; There are fewer cases of malaria in Evelina's community now, and those who are seeking treatment early are recovering. </p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Evelina%20TZ.jpg" alt="Evelina TZ.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><em style="line-height&#58;20.7999992370605px;">Photo by Emilie Sollie, courtesy of Lutheran World Relief.</em><br></p><p>Evelina is grateful for the work of the Lutheran malaria program, and has high hopes for the long-term impact. &quot;I truly expect that, thanks to the church mobilization and training, the malaria burden in our community will be lowered,&quot; she says with confidence.&#160; Through your gifts to the ELCA Malaria Campaign, Evelina's community is being empowered to save lives. </p><p><em>The Lutheran malaria program in Tanzania is supported by the ELCA Malaria Campaign and implemented by Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania.&#160;</em></p></div>01/27/2015"I hope you like them!" - Children lead the charge at Luther Memorial ChurchTim Brown, Pastor, Luther Memorial Churchhttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/293http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/293<div class="ExternalClassB5D116AA5CA2404C84CA889096447C5A"><p><em>Today's story was authored by Pastor Tim Brown at Luther Memorial Church in Chicago, IL.&#160;​</em></p><p><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Every year Luther Memorial Church of Chicago gives an &quot;Advent Gift for the World.&quot;&#160; </span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">The gift is usually connected to a ministry of the larger church, and tries not only to be a blessing for our neighbors, but also raise awareness about the great work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and her partner missions.</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">&#160; </span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">In past years we've helped raise money for a school in South Africa, have bought livestock through the Good Gifts campaign, and have given new coats to Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.</span></p><p>All throughout the Autumn of 2014 the children of the church had been learning about the ELCA Malaria Campaign.&#160; Taking pieces from the <a href="http&#58;//resources.elca.org/ELCA_Malaria_Campaign-Catch_the_Buzz_Malaria_Vacation_Bible_School_Kit.html">free online Vacation Bible School curriculum</a>, Deaconess Claire used a dedicated time during worship on Sundays to teach the children about malaria, who it affects, and how it can be eradicated.</p><p>When it came time to choose a new gift for the world, it just made sense to continue the work and take education and put it in action.&#160; With the children at the lead, Luther Memorial decided to provide some nets for the initiative to help prevent malaria from spreading.</p><p>One little girl in the congregation decided to use her birthday to help the cause!&#160; Olivia Hotary, at five years old, didn't think any family should be sick just because they couldn't have access to or afford a net.&#160; So she took a coffee can, decorated it with mosquitoes, and decided to pass the can around at her birthday party.&#160; She also told all the adults in her life&#160;- babysitters, grandparents, church members&#160;-&#160;of what she was doing and why it was important to get the nets.&#160; And having saved up some money of her own, Olivia also decided that a net was not that much money and donated out of her own little pocket.</p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Olivia.jpg" alt="Olivia.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><em>Photo&#58; Olivia Hotary, who raised money for mosquito nets at her birthday party!&#160;</em></p><p>The response was amazing, and through Olivia and the church's effort, we were able to donate over $800 to buy nets to stop malaria from spreading.</p><p>When her mother, Ann-Marie, asked five year old Olivia what she'd like to say to those who may have received a net because of her work she replied, &quot;I hope you like them!&quot;</p><p><em>Thanks to Pastor Tim for sharing Luther Memorial's story with us, and thanks especially to Olivia for providing a great example of what it means to love our neighbor! Do you have a congregational story to share? Stories can be submitted to malaria@elca.org.&#160;</em></p></div>01/23/2015Performance Education: The Lutheran malaria program in MalawiAllison Beebehttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/292http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/292<div class="ExternalClass2114FE858B6142C4934DF2FA5EB35838"><p>​<span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">&quot;</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">If the message is well composed and is reaching the masses, malaria cases can be reduced,&quot; asserts Judith Jere, the coordinator of the Lutheran malaria program in Malawi.</span></p><p><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">I</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">n a weeklong workshop earlier this year, the malaria program taught dozens of youth participants to do just that&#58; to create a well-composed message about malaria prevention and control, and to get that message to the masses.</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">&#160; </span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">The youth learned to use song, drama and dance to capture the attention of a crowd and to relay important, even life-saving messages&#58;</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">&#160; </span><em style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Malaria is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. Malaria is preventable.</em><em style="line-height&#58;1.6;">&#160; </em><em style="line-height&#58;1.6;">You can choose behaviors that keep your family safe.</em></p><p>&#160;&quot;The use of dramas, poems, songs and traditional dances can play a major role in the fight against malaria because many people will be reached at one time, and people will be entertained while getting the message concerning the problem,&quot; Ms. Jere explained. <em>(Photo&#58; Judith Jere)</em></p><p><em><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/Browse/Judith.jpg" alt="Judith.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></em></p><p>The weeklong &quot;Theater for Development&quot; workshop taught participants to understand the underlying issues of malaria transmission, prevention and treatment.&#160; It also taught them skills in composing dramas, poems, songs and dances that would reinforce the malaria message.&#160; &quot;It is good to fully understand the content of your message before you disseminate it,&quot; says Ms. Jere.&#160; </p><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">H</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">arry Namakonje is one of the youth who participated in the &quot;Theater for Development&quot; workshop earlier this year.</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">&#160; </span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">&quot;This training has helped me to be fully equipped in the fight against malaria,&quot; Harry says. When he returns home, he plans to form a drama group in his area as one way of sensitizing people about the issues surrounding malaria.</span><p> <br>According to Ms. Jere, performance groups will be established in each of the areas where the Lutheran malaria program in Malawi is active.&#160; &quot;It is our hope that having these groups in our targeted areas will reduce the malaria cases,&quot; she said. <em>(Photo&#58; a local performance group in Malawi educates a community about malaria prevention and control.)</em></p><p><em><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/Browse/Malawi%20Drama.jpg" alt="Malawi Drama.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></em></p><p><em>For more information about the Lutheran malaria program in Malawi and its Theater for Development workshop, click here. [http&#58;//elcm.weebly.com/theatre.html ]&#160;</em></p></div>01/21/2015New Adventures!Jessica Nipp Hackerhttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/291http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/291<div class="ExternalClass8BC14D2307284AC7A11A3B3FE636FF86"><p><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;">Dear friends of the ELCA Malaria Campaign, </span></font></p><div style="margin&#58;0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;">It is with much excitement that I share with you the news of some changes in my life, both personal and professional.&#160; I will soon be moving on from my position as Coordinator for the ELCA Malaria Campaign. I have absolutely loved my job with the ELCA Malaria Campaign these past 4-1/2 years. I have been blessed to get to know many of you—and to love and appreciate all of you—who give so generously and work so hard to make this campaign a success in our synods and in our church.</span></font></div><div style="margin&#58;0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;"><img alt="Hacker headshot compressed.jpg" src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/Browse/Hacker%20headshot%20compressed.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;161px;" /><em>(Photo&#58; Jessica Nipp Hacker)</em></span></font></div><div style="margin&#58;0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;">As you know, 2015 is the final year of the ELCA Malaria Campaign—and we are well-positioned for success! Individuals, congregations and synods have been generous, and we are nearly 90% of the way toward our $15 million fundraising goal! (Way to go, ELCA!)&#160; Although the ELCA Malaria Campaign still has a lot of momentum in the church, we’re starting to wind down a bit on the administrative side of things. Because synods and congregations have really taken ownership of their malaria efforts, we are able to reduce our staff size for the final year of the ELCA Malaria Campaign.&#160; The very capable Allison Beebe, whom many of you know and trust already, will be captaining the malaria ship (or “landing the malaria plane,” if you prefer an aeronautical metaphor!) in 2015, and I will be taking on some new and different responsibilities with our Mission Funding team here at the Churchwide office. This transition will take place at the end of January. We’ve been working on our transition strategy for some time, so we’re confident everything will go smoothly.&#160; </span></font></div><div style="margin&#58;0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;">The timing has been wonderful for me on a personal level as well, because the other news from the Hacker family is that we’re expecting a baby boy in a couple of weeks! So I’ll be working on the transition to parenthood as well, and when I come back from maternity leave, I’ll come back into the new position. (My husband and I have a pretty good transition strategy in the works, too. <font face="Wingdings">J</font>)</span></font></div><div style="margin&#58;0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;">What does this mean for donors and volunteers of the ELCA Malaria Campaign? Mostly it means that Allison will be your primary contact person from now on, with great backup from the ELCA World Hunger team, with whom we’ve been working closely the whole time. Allison can be reached at <a href="https&#58;//webmail2.elca.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=gzlBYD0YVk6CIX7z74E4kqBifRuRBNIIFR2KelY-sQ-tSyCxKBDp45tb-rBqbH2fYlzTNMC-GoI.&amp;URL=mailto&#58;Allison.Beebe%40elca.org" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Allison.Beebe@elca.org</font></span></a> or 773-380-2724. (Allison is also the friendly face behind <a href="https&#58;//webmail2.elca.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=gzlBYD0YVk6CIX7z74E4kqBifRuRBNIIFR2KelY-sQ-tSyCxKBDp45tb-rBqbH2fYlzTNMC-GoI.&amp;URL=mailto&#58;malaria%40elca.org" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">malaria@elca.org</font></span></a>.)</span></font></div><div style="margin&#58;0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;"><em><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/Browse/Beebe%20headshot%20compressed.jpg" alt="Beebe headshot compressed.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;161px;height&#58;204px;" />(Photo&#58; Allison Beebe)</em></span></font></div><div style="margin&#58;0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;">I’m taking on a new position, but I’m not going far; in fact, I’ll still be in the same cubicle next to Allison when I begin my new position! So you know where to find me. <font face="Wingdings">J</font></span></font></div><div style="margin&#58;0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;">It has truly been an honor and a privilege to serve God, and to serve the ELCA, as the Coordinator of the ELCA Malaria Campaign. I thank God for all of you, and for my colleagues here at the Churchwide office who will shepherd the ELCA Malaria Campaign to its successful conclusion. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with all of you, and with our companions in Africa, as we strive to make malaria history. I look forward to celebrating with you in the months to come!</span></font></div><div style="margin&#58;0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;">Joy and peace,</span></font></div><div style="margin&#58;0px 0px 10pt;"><font size="2" style="font-family&#58;'comic sans', 'comic sans ms', cursive;"><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;"><em>Jessica Nipp Hacker</em></span></font></div></div>01/15/2015Save the Date: World Malaria Day 2015Allison Beebehttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/290http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/290<div class="ExternalClass5C7B5A3BEA424D70A156DE9CEEC2DF43"><p>​<span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">From the beginning, the ELCA Malaria Campaign has had a goal to raise $15 million by 2015. Can you believe that 2015 has begun? </span><strong style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Now is the time to mark your calendars for World Malaria Day 2015!</strong><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;"> World Malaria Day is observed internationally on April 25, which happens to land on a Saturday this year. </span><strong style="line-height&#58;1.6;">We are encouraging congregations to commemorate World Malaria Day on Sunday, April 26, 2015. </strong><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">This will be the final observance of World Malaria Day within the ELCA Malaria Campaign, and it is our hope that many people participate!</span></p><p><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;"><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/World%20Malaria%20Day.jpg" alt="World Malaria Day.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></span></p><p><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;"><br></span></p><p>As we have done in the past, we will provide worship materials and informational resources as the date approaches, which you can use to inspire a meaningful Malaria Sunday observance in your congregation. <strong>Be sure to encourage congregations in your area to support the ELCA Malaria Campaign in 2015, </strong>not only so that we can reach our fundraising goal, but so that we can continue to work with companions in Africa to reduce deaths from malaria. &#160;</p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/World%20Malaria%20Day%20Nets.jpg" alt="World Malaria Day Nets.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p></div>01/13/2015