WILLS POINT, TX – According to the CDC, more than 400,000 people die every year of malaria or other vector-borne diseases. That is one person every 90 seconds. Most of them are children under the age of five. This child in our image will likely not become one of those statistics because she is protected… Continue reading Things You Need to Know About Mosquito Nets – World Malaria Day
WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on Malaria making a comeback amid the worldwide impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic. It’s a back-and-forth battle growing… Continue reading Malaria Makes Comeback Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
WILLS POINT, TX – The COVID pandemic has taken center stage over the past year. COVID has stepped into the spotlight and upstaged all other diseases that had shared the stage prior to the meteoric rise of this new player in the role of the world’s most nefarious viral villain. Malaria! Malaria! Wherefore art thou?… Continue reading Malaria Still Menacing Millions on World Malaria Day: April 25, 2021
NAIROBI, KENYA – Researchers at the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi may have made a major breakthrough that could finally end the plague of malaria. Residents of tropical regions in developing countries are especially prone to bites from the infamous malaria-carrying female Anopheles mosquito. An average of 400,000 people die… Continue reading Can ICIPE End Malaria Forever?
WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) has released a new special report, “Mosquito-Driven Scourge Touches Even Developed Nations,” in coordination with the international observance of World Malaria Day on April 25. You may wonder why we should be concerned about malaria while the world is… Continue reading New Report on Malaria Scourge Now Available from Gospel for Asia
WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued a Special Report on how the alarming increase of mosquito-blamed cases in U.S. in may awaken Westerners to the “deadly scourge” of malaria that still claims thousands of lives worldwide. Because the deaths came… Continue reading Mosquito-Driven Scourge Touches All Nations: Malaria Claims 400,000 Lives Per Year
GENEVA — Every year, April 25th is set aside by public health officials as World Malaria Day. Should we even be concerned about malaria during the Coronavirus pandemic? Hasn’t malaria been eradicated? The answers to those questions are ‘yes’ and ‘no,’ in that order. The RBM Partnership to End Malaria currently identifies malaria as “a… Continue reading World Malaria Day Report 2020: Confronting a Global Emergency
WILLS POINT, TX — Faith-based agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) announced it is making a stand against the deadly mosquito menace and resulting malaria parasite killing thousands of children in Asia, as the Christian organization marks the annual World Mosquito Day on August 20. To read GFA’s special report entitled “Fighting Malaria—a Chilling Disease,” visit:… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Takes a Stand Against ‘Child Killer’ Mosquitoes, Malaria
WILLS POINT, TX – Is Malaria still a thing? Many assume malaria was eradicated more than 50 years ago, which is not bad considering that the disease was discovered in the last decade of the 19th century. If you are nodding your head and thinking the same thing, we would both be wrong on at… Continue reading Is Malaria Still a Thing?
Gospel for Asia Announces Plans to Distribute 360,000+ Free Life-saving Mosquito Nets in 2019 as Part of Global Push to Curb Deadly Disease WILLS POINT, TX — Leading faith-based humanitarian agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) today announced plans to distribute more than 360,000 free life-saving mosquito nets this year – as World Malaria Day… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Takes Bite Out of Malaria
India and 10 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for around 70 percent of estimated malaria cases (151 million) and deaths (274,000) globally last year. However, India was the only one of those 11 to show progress in reducing the disease within its borders. The World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2018 indicated a 24%… Continue reading Major Breakthroughs in Battle Against Malaria
Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Special Report on Mosquito Netting and Malaria Prevention Combat a Parasitic Genius Written By Ken Walker of InChrist Communications Fighting Malaria. Though eradicated in many developed nations, malaria still claims thousands of lives around the world. One victim who survived this mosquito-borne disease compared its chills to “lying down between… Continue reading Fighting Malaria – a Chilling Disease
Photo by Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods The World Health Organization (WHO) got the go-ahead to do the first human-trial next year on the eve of World Malaria Day of the Malaria vaccine. CNN reports, “The World Health Organization announced Monday that it has the go-ahead to try the first malaria vaccine in the field in… Continue reading Malaria Vaccine to be Tested in Three Countries in Africa
The World Health Organization (WHO) certified in September that the island nation of Sri Lanka off the southeast coast of India is malaria-free. Sri Lanka joins a list of 33 nations that have achieved that status, while 94 nations and territories still have malaria transmission. “It was a hard fight, [but] this is an example… Continue reading WHO certifies Sri Lanka as malaria-free
KOLKATA, INDIA — As we observe World Hunger Day this week (Fri May 28), a recent report from the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) predicts a steep increase in food insecurity over the coming months across 20 ‘hotspot’ nations – with more than 270 million people at risk of starvation – doubling the pre-pandemic figure.… Continue reading Breaking the Cycle of Poverty on World Hunger Day
WILLS POINT, TX — India’s devastating “second wave” of COVID-19 is overshadowing another deadly tsunami of suffering — rampant hunger. Global humanitarian agency Gospel for Asia (GFA World) reports growing desperation across India as it supports efforts to feed those facing starvation amid the pandemic’s continuing onslaught. The Texas-based organization has helped feed hundreds of thousands… Continue reading Hunger Grips COVID-Ravaged India; GFA World Responds
ZAMBIA — Kapembwa Village, along Lake Tanganyika in Zambia was known as one of the darkest communities bordering the lake because of the stronghold of witchcraft there, but thanks to the prayers and outreach efforts of OM missionary Clement Chama there are no longer any witch doctors in the village and some of them have… Continue reading OM Missionary’s Prayers Set Zambian Village Free from Witchcraft
FRANKLIN, TN – The Amazima story began with an 18-year-old girl, Katie Davis, falling in love. It happened in Uganda while she was on a mission trip to Africa. She fell in love with the people of Uganda. The Story Katie responded to that love by returning less than a year later. During 2007 and… Continue reading Amazima: Transforming Lives in Uganda
WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing World Mosquito Day and how GFA workers are using the day to bring hope into the lives of their neighbors. World Mosquito Day, observed on August 20, marks the date in 1897… Continue reading Gospel for Asia on World Mosquito Day: How to Avoid Deadly Bites
WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report update on winning the ancient conflict against the mosquito and vector-borne diseases. It’s small, this little welt on my hand or the bump behind my ear. The welts come and go… Continue reading Are We Winning the Ancient Battle Between Man and Mosquito?
DELHI, INDIA – Just when South Asia countries of Pakistan and India are contending with the complications of the COVID-19 virus, massive swarms of locusts have invaded. Over the span of the past three weeks, India has risen from the 15th most COVID cases to the 4th. Pakistan now occupies the 15th position. The locust… Continue reading Locusts Invade COVID-Ridden South Asia
WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued a Special Report on the ugly truths of world hunger: “Scandal of Starvation” — world hunger is a long-term social and global crisis, directly or indirectly causing around 9 million deaths each year –… Continue reading In a World of Plenty Why Is There a Scandal of Starvation?
WARNING: This article contains facts that are grim to grasp and difficult to digest (pardon the pun).Most Americans do not regard hunger as a problem, let alone understand the magnitude of its scope. If you really want to know about the severity of the global hunger – and if you are willing to do something… Continue reading The Severity of Global Hunger 2020: Grim Facts & Tough Questions
COVENTRY, UK – The Barnabas Fund has sent out a plea for additional funding to help the East Africans hanging on to their lives by a thread while contending with multiple life-threatening disasters. The emerging novel Coronavirus is just one more danger for thousands of African people struggling for survival. Life in Africa is far… Continue reading Coronavirus Just One More Life-Threatening Problem for East Africans
JÉRÉMIE, HAITI – Haiti could be a poster-child for disaster. It seems like it is bound by disasters linked together like an endless chain. The impoverished nation had not fully recovered from the massive 2010 earthquake when it was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Even without these natural disasters, three-quarters of the households have… Continue reading FBO Leader Stays in Haiti During Coronavirus
GENEVA – April 7th of this year marks the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the observance of World Health Day. The special awareness day was established in 1948 by the first World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA is the governing body over the World Health Organization (WHO), the sponsor of World Health Day. The… Continue reading World Health Day and the Anitimicrobial Challenges of COVID-19
GENEVE — The World Council of Churches (WCC) is urging people to share accurate information, practice prevention, and pray for people suffering from the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak. The primary source for accurate information about coronavirus is the World Health Organization (WHO), which has the role of directing international health within the United Nations… Continue reading As Coronavirus Affects ‘One Human Family,’ WCC Emphasizes Accurate Information, Practicing Prevention
Thirsty? Grab a glass and fill it with water from the tap in the kitchen. Or, you might want to draw it from your refrigerator door along with some ice, crushed or cubed. Or, you might reach inside the fridge and grab a bottle of purified water you purchased at the grocery store. Then sit… Continue reading 10 Disturbing Facts About the Global Water Crisis
FRUITVALE, TX – Millions of people around the world have no access to professional healthcare services. The American debate over health insurance coverage is not even on the radar for these millions. They have no doctors, nurses, or paramedics. Injuries and disease claim thousands of lives every month. The Christian Health Service Corps (CHSC) exists… Continue reading Hard to Imagine – a World Without Christian Health Service Corps
SOUTH ASIA – Pollution is dangerous for everyone living on planet Earth. The editors of the Lancet Medical Journal estimate that pollution causes the premature death of 9 million people every year. That’s three times the number who die from AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. It is also 15 times the number who die from… Continue reading 10 Things You Did Not Know About Pollution in South Asia
WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) issues an extensive Special Report on the deadly diseases brought by the mosquito and the storied impact of faith-based organizations on world health, fighting for the Kingdom to “come on earth as it is in heaven.” It takes only one mosquito, buzzing around with ill intent,… Continue reading It Takes Only One Mosquito to Lead to Remarkable Truths About FBOs and World Health
NEW YORK – As we head into the fourth and final quarter of 2019 and begin the third decade of the 21st century, it seems like a good time to review the progress of South Asian countries toward reaching the United Nations’ sustainable development goals for 2030. This information originally appeared in the “United Nations’… Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals Progress: How Is South Asia Doing?
WILLS POINT, TX – A strange thing happens when we consider the cost of something. If not with our lips, our minds ask the question, “How much does this cost?” When I reflect on that, I realize that this question is inevitably self-centric. The question is inextricably connected to “How much am I willing to… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Counts the Cost to Minister to the ‘Least of These’
malariNEW DELHI – The paradox of disease is that on the one hand it is an opportunity to share the gospel and on the other hand, it is an enemy that can rob us of the time needed to reach those afflicted. South Asia is the poster child for this paradox. As you read this… Continue reading The Paradox of Disease in South Asia
WILLS POINT, TX — Leading faith-based humanitarian agency Gospel for Asia (GFA), announced today it will provide crucial aid and spiritual support to hundreds of “shunned and shamed” widows to mark International Widows Day, Sunday, June 23. “In some Asian cultures, when a woman’s husband dies, she is often stripped of her dignity, her worth,… Continue reading ‘Forgotten Outcasts’ in Asia to Be Helped on International Widows Day Says Gospel for Asia
Littered with broken trees and damaged buildings, the Mozambican city of Beira looks like a war zone following Cyclone Idai. Children help shift the detritus among ripped up telephone and power poles. This catastrophe has killed hundreds and displaced thousands across southern Africa. Sadly, the death toll is expected to rise. In Mozambique, at least… Continue reading Mozambique’s Cyclone Idai Crises Can Destroy Children’s Futures
BEIRA – At just 14 years old, he’s now living in a school in Beira, Mozambique, after being forced to flee his home when it was torn apart by Cyclone Idai. He remembers the sounds of the angry wind whirling around their bamboo house, and the zinc roofing flying off as the storm took hold.… Continue reading Cyclone Idai Tears Through Mozambique: Adelino’s Story
WILLS POINT, TX – With World Malaria Day approaching on April 25, the Missions Box News staff decided it is an opportune time to draw attention to the medical camps in South Asia, especially those conducted by Gospel for Asia-supported workers. Here are 10 things you should know about the need for and the impact… Continue reading 10 Things You Need to Know About Gospel for Asia Medical Camps
MOZAMBIQUE – One month after Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, Samaritan’s Purse is meeting the needs of villages isolated by unprecedented floodwaters. The storm washed away all access roads, contaminated water points, and destroyed homes—leaving hundreds of families susceptible to diseases like malaria and cholera. Samaritan’s Purse responded to this dire need, traveling 50… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Provides Critical Relief to Isolated Coastal Villages in Mozambique
“If you could eat only one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?” This is the way we often speak about food. It’s a hobby, a pastime, and a vehicle for community. For many, however, food and hunger isn’t just about fun. It’s a matter of life and death.… Continue reading How Much Do You Know About the World’s Hunger Crisis?
WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) Special Report on the global clean water crisis: Discussing the crucial quest for access to clean drinking water. The widespread lack of clean water is a crisis we can’t ignore. The statistics are mind-numbing. 502,000 people die each year from diarrhea—caused by unsafe drinking water. 2.1 billion… Continue reading Dying of Thirst: the Global Clean Water Crisis
MISSOURI CITY, TX – There is no doubt about it. There is no place like HOME. It’s especially true for people in seven nations in the Middle East. For them, HOME is an acronym for Health Outreach to the Middle East. Health Outreach to the Middle East is a Christ-centered health organization serving in the… Continue reading H.O.M.E. Reaching the Suffering – Sharing the Cure