BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group Invited to Present on Parliament Hill to the All-Party Parliamentary Caucus on Ending Malaria
The inaugural meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Caucus will be held Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 on Parliament Hill. Led by The Hon. Patrick Brown, M.P., Barrie, Ontario, the primary objectives for the Caucus will be to spur greater Canadian involvement and investment in combating the spread of malaria, and to highlight and promote best practices for the control of the disease.
BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group is recognized as one of the leading Canadian organizations designed to raise awareness and funds for the purchase and distribution of long lasting insecticide treated bed nets.
Spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, which bites primarily at night while people sleep, malaria is one of the leading causes of death amongst African children, taking a child’s life every 30 seconds. Bed nets offer a primary wall of defense and effectively and inexpensively stop the spread of malaria.