I hate getting mosquito bites. On summer nights, when it’s hot and balmy, I douse myself in bug spray to keep pesky mosquitos at bay. I’m getting itchy just thinking about it!
For me, getting a mosquito bite is simply that: a bug bite. It’s annoying and it’s uncomfortable, but after a few days the itch will subside and the bump will go down.
Getting a mosquito bite in many countries in Africa is a different story and can be deadly. Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria, a disease that is spread by a single mosquito bite. Boys and girls under 5 are at greatest risk.
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The good news? The disease is preventable. With the use of bed nets, girls are protected from mosquitos carrying malaria, which means they stay healthy and in school. Thanks to people like you, our friends at Nothing But Nets have sent more than 7 million bed nets to communities affected by malaria!
This Thursday, April 25 is World Malaria Day and we need you to help girls stay healthy and protected from malaria. It’s easy for you to get involved to save a girl’s life.