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Malaria

There were 216 million global malaria cases in 2016, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report released Nov. 29. This is 5 million more than in 2015, and the first increase since 2010 when there were 237 million cases. The number of deaths from malaria declined in 2016, dropping to 445,000 from 446,000 in […] Read More

What if you were told that all the residents of Tyler, Texas; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Burbank, California; and Cambridge, Massachusetts, were going to die over the next 12 months? Would you take notice? Would it make a difference? Would it matter if I told you that 70 percent of these losses were children ages 5 […] Read More

Cases of malaria are declining worldwide, yet millions are still infected annually, according to a new U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) report. “On a global scale, the rate of new malaria cases fell by 21 percent between 2010 and 2015. Malaria death rates fell by 29 percent in the same five-year period,” stated Pedro Alonso, […] Read More

Malaria is a deadly disease but also one of the most preventable. Spread by infected mosquitoes that pass it on to humans, it affects countries in the tropics, mainly parts of Africa and Asia. “Malaria is the third biggest killer of children globally, yet the disease is 100 percent preventable and treatable, making all malaria […] Read More

I was shocked by the universal response of villagers in Ghana to a question I asked on my most recent trip. NorthHaven Church in Norman, Oklahoma, has been sending teams to Ghana in West Africa for more than 10 years. Each time we take a trip to this remarkable country and visit her beautiful people, […] Read More

Living overseas for most of my adult life as a Baptist missionary, I came across a lot of suffering. I will never forget seeing elephantiasis for the first time in a remote village in Africa or the squalor in a Palestinian refuge camp in Lebanon. Perhaps worst of all, I saw a child die from […] Read More

Lots of churches are involved in fighting AIDS in Africa, while a more rampant and deadly disease–malaria–goes largely unnoticed, says Charles “T” Thomas, coordinator of the Cooperating Baptist Fellowship of Oklahoma. Malaria is something that Thomas and his family take personally. As missionaries in Upper Volta (now called Burkina Faso) in the 1970s, their oldest […] Read More