Things You Need to Know About Mosquito Nets – World Malaria Day

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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

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

‘Other Vaccine Shot The World’s Waiting For’ New Report from GFA World (Gospel for Asia)

THE 'OTHER VACCINE SHOT THE WORLD'S WAITING FOR:' Human trials of a new malaria vaccine are underway, with promising initial results, according to a new report by humanitarian agency GFA World (formerly Gospel for Asia, www.gfa.org) that coincides with World Malaria Day, April 25.

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide: Millions around the world are still waiting to get a life-saving vaccine — and it’s not the COVID-19 shot. Human trials of a new malaria vaccine are underway, with promising… Continue reading ‘Other Vaccine Shot The World’s Waiting For’ New Report from GFA World (Gospel for Asia)

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?

Gospel for Asia Aids in World Effort to Fight Mosquitos

WAGING WAR ON DEADLY MOSQUITOES: Mosquito bites will result in more than 700,000 deaths around the world this year -- wiping out the equivalent of the entire population of Washington, D.C., says a new report by Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org). The report -- Winning the Ancient Conflict Between Man and Mosquito -- coincides with World Mosquito Day, Aug. 20.

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) – Mosquito bites will result in more than 700,000 deaths around the world this year — wiping out the equivalent of the entire population of Washington, D.C., says a new report for World Mosquito Day, Aug. 20. Malaria is… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Aids in World Effort to Fight Mosquitos

COVID-19 Adds to Woes of Malaria-prone Regions

GFA World recently published a new report that cites the life-saving impact of malaria-fighting efforts across Asia. WILLS POINT, TX — The hunt for a cure for COVID-19 draws attention to another “forgotten” health crisis that continues to claim more than 400,000 lives around the world every year — mosquito-borne malaria. As some political leaders… Continue reading COVID-19 Adds to Woes of Malaria-prone Regions

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

Hard to Imagine – a World Without Christian Health Service Corps

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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

It Takes Only One Mosquito to Lead to Remarkable Truths About FBOs and World Health

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

Gospel for Asia Takes a Stand Against ‘Child Killer’ Mosquitoes, Malaria

BITING BACK: Christian mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) today announced it was "waging war" on the deadly mosquito menace killing thousands of children in Asia, as the Texas-based organization marks World Mosquito Day on August 20. GFA will help distribute thousands of free mosquito nets to vulnerable families across Asia.

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's malaria-preventing mosquito nets are saving thousands of lives across South Asia.

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

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-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

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. GFA-supported workers held a variety of events to distribute the nets, including distributing 9,000 nets to students living in hostels away… Continue reading Volunteers Supported by Gospel for Asia Distribute More Than 33,000 Nets on World Mosquito Day

Zika virus now documented in Vietnam

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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