Help One World Defeat Malaria
Join us as we raise money to purchase as many Mosquito Nets as possible for Uganda
Help our One World Uganda clubs save lives in their community.
Our Uganda club is challenging you to join them
Uganda was one of the very first countries to join the One World community under the leadership of Mr. George Abel who now leads six One World clubs! The One World Uganda clubs are located in the Luwero District of Uganda. The work of these clubs has had notably positive impact on their entire community but there is a lot more work to be done.
Their next project is one of great importance because it will help save many lives from Malaria which is the leading cause of death in their community and most of sub-Saharan Africa.
What are the Uganda Clubs trying to do?
The One World Clubs in Uganda are trying to raise enough money to help at least 350 students to get Malaria Nets, which could save their lives.
Each of the 7 clubs will select 50 most vulnerable students in their school.
On average each school has about 500 students so only a small percentage will get nets unless we help them exceed their goals.
As part of their Service Learning project, the Uganda One World club members will be responsible for procurement, transportation and distribution of the nets. They will then teach the recipients how to properly use the nets to maximize effectiveness.
Facts About Malaria
1. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes
Malaria is caused by parasites that are spread to people through the bites of infected mosquitos.
2. Children under five are at highest risk
Children under 5 still represent 78 % of global malaria deaths. This means over 1,200 children die every day from malaria – about 50 children every hour.
3. Leading cause of death
According to the Uganda Health Department, 40.7% of population in the Luwero District dies from Malaria.
4. Nets protect against malaria
Sleeping under mosquito nets provide personal protection against mosquito bites. The nets are effective for 2-3 years, depending on the model and conditions of use.
5. Malaria mortality rates are falling
Increased malaria prevention and control measures are dramatically reducing the malaria burden in many places. Nets are working!
6. Malaria causes economic burdens
Malaria can trap families and communities in a downward spiral of poverty, disproportionately affecting people who cannot afford treatment or who have limited access to health care.
Are You Ready to Take the One World Malaria Net Challenge?
For each participating One World club to fund 20 nets or more. Advisors should educate students on Malaria and how nets can help prevent it. Each club should create their own strategy and campaign goals for accomplishing this mission. The Mission ends on June 15.
We will keep the Goal tracker updated as results come in.
Step 1: Accept The Mission
One World is challenging as many clubs as possible to take the Malaria Net Challenge? If you are ready to accept this challenge, click the button below! You’ll receive a confirmation email with additional details.
Step 2: Report your Results
The last day to submit your challenge results is May 30. When your club has completed their challenge, submit your results so we can update the Goal Chart! Advisors can work with OW staff to arrange for transfer of funds.
Are you a school, community group, or friend of One World who wants to participate?
We welcome all friends of One World to be a part of the Malaria Net Challenge to help us have the greatest impact possible. Simply use the button below to make your contribution and we will include you or your group in all the updates. Together, we can make a difference!