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
Tag: Is Malaria Curable
Is Malaria Curable? 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 least two counts.
Malaria is a non-communicable, vector-borne disease. WHO suggests that insecticide-treated mosquito nets and indoor residual spraying are the two most effective deterrents for controlling the spread of the disease.
Gospel for Asia has taken this matter to heart as it helps the people of Asia who are mired in some of the world’s most complex issues of health, sanitation and poverty. In 2018 alone, GFA helped distribute 360,000 mosquito nets in the name of Jesus. That is 20 percent more than in the previous year.
Each of the mosquito nets was provided at no cost to people in need who would not have the financial resources to afford even what seems like the simplest of needs.
Is the need that difficult to understand? If you were in their position, which would be more important, spending what little you have to give your children a meager meal or making them go without (again) to be able to purchase a mosquito net.
Through your generous gifts, Gospel for Asia has relieved tens of thousands of families from having to choose one critical need over another.
To us, it may be “just a mosquito net.” To them, it could be the difference between health and sickness, even life or death.
Is Malaria Curable?
Malaria Makes Comeback Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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
Malaria Still Menacing Millions on World Malaria Day: April 25, 2021
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
Are We Winning the Ancient Battle Between Man and Mosquito?
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?
Can ICIPE End Malaria Forever?
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?
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) 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
Mosquito-Driven Scourge Touches All Nations: Malaria Claims 400,000 Lives Per Year
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
World Malaria Day Report 2020: Confronting a Global Emergency
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
It Takes Only One Mosquito to Lead to Remarkable Truths About FBOs and World Health
WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) 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, dive-bombing… Continue reading It Takes Only One Mosquito to Lead to Remarkable Truths About FBOs and World Health
Gospel for Asia Takes a Stand Against ‘Child Killer’ Mosquitoes, Malaria
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
The Paradox of Disease in South Asia
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
Is Malaria Still a Thing?
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 Takes Bite Out of Malaria
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) today announced plans to distribute more than 360,000 free life-saving mosquito nets this year – as World Malaria Day on… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Takes Bite Out of Malaria
10 Things You Need to Know About Gospel for Asia Medical Camps
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 (GFA)-supported workers. Here are 10 things you should know about the need for and the… Continue reading 10 Things You Need to Know About Gospel for Asia Medical Camps
Samaritan’s Purse Provides Critical Relief to Isolated Coastal Villages in Mozambique
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
Major Breakthroughs in Battle Against 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
H.O.M.E. Reaching the Suffering – Sharing the Cure
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
Fighting Malaria – a Chilling Disease
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
‘Chilling’ Special Report Spotlights Need for New Push Against Enduring Global Health Threat
GFA (Gospel for Asia) matches simple mosquito net distribution with awareness drive to further ‘life and death’ fight against malaria. WILLS POINT, Texas—Malaria may be a thing of the past in many places, but it remains a major public health threat in large parts of the world, prompting GFA (Gospel for Asia) to sound the… Continue reading ‘Chilling’ Special Report Spotlights Need for New Push Against Enduring Global Health Threat
Malaria Vaccine to be Tested in Three Countries in Africa
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
WHO certifies Sri Lanka as malaria-free
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
Volunteers Supported by Gospel for Asia Distribute More Than 33,000 Nets on World Mosquito Day
WILLS POINT, Texas. – Workers supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA) recently distributed some 33,000 mosquito nets to guard against insect-borne diseases, including yellow fever, malaria, dengue and Zika, to commemorate World Mosquito Day. Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported workers held a variety of events to distribute the nets, including distributing 9,000 nets to students living… Continue reading Volunteers Supported by Gospel for Asia Distribute More Than 33,000 Nets on World Mosquito Day
Zika virus now documented in Vietnam
What started in Brazil and quickly spread to most of the Americas has now appeared in Vietnam where two women have reportedly been infected with the Zika virus. One is a 64-year-old woman and the second is 33 years old and eight weeks pregnant. Government health officials have quarantined the families of each. Zika is… Continue reading Zika virus now documented in Vietnam