World Malaria Day Is April 25

Malaria is a leading cause of death in Africa. It claims the life of a child every 45 seconds. The 2011 ELCA Churchwide Assembly voted to approve the ELCA Malaria Campaign to help eliminate deaths from this disease—for good.

Why malaria?
Just one bite from an infected mosquito is all it takes for a person to come down with malaria. Almost 800,000 people die of malaria each year. But it shouldn’t be this way. We know what it takes to stop malaria. The disease is completely preventable and treatable.

Why now?
Ending deaths from malaria is now a goal within our reach, thanks to a global movement of governments and international organizations. The ELCA and Lutheran churches in Africa are now part of this historic effort.

Why us?
Working as a church, through churches in Africa, we already have the structure in place to reach individuals and communities that other organizations cannot reach. We already have health care providers trained to make a difference.

What’s next?
We need your help. Your prayers, your leadership and your generous donations are needed to meet our fundraising goal of $15 million by 2015. Learn more at