When Sophie & I joined The Bliss Movement, we knew it was so much BIGGER than us!  We knew it went far beyond its two thousand plus members, and we knew our leadership team was a group of people determined to change the world. What we didn’t realize was how quickly that change would happen. The Bliss Movement started just a few short months ago, and we have already saved 586 Lives!

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What is Malaria?

Malaria is caused by a parasite carried by the Anopheles mosquito. Individuals who contract the disease typically get very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and they can die if they do not receive proper medical treatment. Pregnant women and children under five who have little to no immunity & are more likely to become severely ill and or die.  In Uganda, malaria-carrying mosquitoes typically bite between dusk and dawn. A mosquito net hung over a child’s sleeping area can prevent mosquitoes from biting them while they sleep.  Going a step further when the nets are treated with an insecticide, it provides greater protection by repelling mosquitoes and killing those that land on it.

Malaria leading cause of death in Uganda

  • Children under 5 still represent 78% of global malaria deaths that’s close to 500,000 a year. Around 1,200 a day 50 an hour die of Malaria.
  • Children under 5 years of age are one of the most vulnerable to contracting malaria. In Africa, about 285 000 children die before their fifth birthdays.
  • The most effective means of preventing malaria is sleeping under a mosquito net.
  • A net usually lasts for 3-4 years, and protects, on average, two people.
  • Bed nets are a simple, cost-effective solution to keep families safe from malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

 

How Can You Help?

You can take two minutes out of your day and take a quiz! In those two minutes, you will save a child’s life. I also encourage you to share our link with others so we can hit our goal(Sophie & I) to save 1,000 children by Christmas. Is there a better gift to give a child?


Thank you, in advance for your kindness and willingness to help the children of Uganda.

 

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17 thoughts on “586 Lives Saved to Date and it Only Takes Two Minutes. Can We Count on YOU?

  1. This was a really interesting read. I took the quiz. Didn’t score too high – my BLISS isn’t at its best right now. I was happy to see that Service was my highest scoring point. I do love to give and help others, even when I’m struggling myself. I’m glad to see someone is taking initiative towards building a happier life for all!

    Posted on 11/17/2018 at 4:09 pm
    1. We are striving for our Bliss. It takes time, work and support; that was one of the reasons I joined the Bliss Movement. Support was a game changer for me.

      Posted on 11/17/2018 at 9:30 pm
  2. I’ve always been told of how lethal malaria can be and this article supports that. I hope more people can be treated.

    Posted on 11/17/2018 at 7:30 pm
    1. The good news is just by taking the quiz you save a child’s life. The nets we provide are all many children need to keep them from harm’s way.

      Posted on 11/17/2018 at 9:31 pm
  3. I’ve been in a few places that have to deal with Malaria on a regular basis, and it really is devastating. It’s great to see you raising awareness.

    Posted on 11/17/2018 at 9:46 pm
  4. Never knew this. So sad to know and such a noble initiative. Will definitely take the quiz.

    Posted on 11/17/2018 at 10:01 pm
    1. Thank you! 1 more life saved:)

      Posted on 11/18/2018 at 12:58 am
  5. I don’t know much about malaria. This was informative.

    Posted on 11/18/2018 at 12:10 am
  6. I didn’t know any of these facts about malaria especially since I have never traveled to a country who has the problem.

    Posted on 11/18/2018 at 12:19 am
  7. My boyfriend in college died from malaria after doing study abroad in Ghana. This topic is very dear to my heart. Thank you for sharing.

    Posted on 11/18/2018 at 4:07 pm
  8. What a wonderful post! This was interesting. Thanks for spreading awareness!

    Posted on 11/18/2018 at 6:00 pm
  9. Sadly, we don’t realize how many people and children are suffering in other countries from things that we have the power to help them overcome or eliminate. How wonderful for you all to work to help others!

    Posted on 11/18/2018 at 6:11 pm
  10. I’m amazed that this disease kills so many, especially children. I have taken malaria drugs before and it was so easy to get, but the fact that there isn’t availability to vaccine this day in age is beyond me. Thank you for sharing this.

    Posted on 11/18/2018 at 7:41 pm
  11. I’ve heard of Malaria and how horrible it is in underdeveloped countries. Thanks for sharing this great resource so we can all help.

    Posted on 11/19/2018 at 3:34 am
  12. I had a friend of mine who got malaria a long time ago when he was out on a missions trip. It was such a horrible experience for him. Good to do whatever we can to save as many lives possible.

    Posted on 11/19/2018 at 5:10 am
  13. I think it is a terrific idea to have people learn while making a difference in the world. I’ve had malaria from my time living in West Africa and it is not fun. Bravo!

    Posted on 11/20/2018 at 9:24 pm
  14. Back when I was in grade school, my brother suffered from Malaria. It was a scary time for us. My family was very glad that they were able to take him to the Malaria center immediately. It was my mom who have spotted the symptoms immediately.

    Posted on 11/21/2018 at 7:38 am