The other day, I went to a mother-daughter breakfast and the speaker Kate Kennedy spoke about Child Slavery. I had no idea that approximately 40 million children are ‘sold’ every year. It is the 3rd biggest crime in the world behind arms trading and drug trafficking.
Kate told us a couple of stories where mothers and grandmothers had sold their children (with the promise of a better life) because they were ill with Malaria. The stories were heartbreaking and as a mother, I cannot even begin to fathom the pain, sadness and suffering this would cause.
The World Health Organization estimates malaria control will cost US$6.5 billion a year by 2020, compared to US$2.8 billion in 2015. An increasing global population, however, is not the only reason for this increase. Mosquitoes are becoming resistant to insecticide and countries that have been on the cusp of eliminating the disease are at risk of it returning.
Researchers in Queensland have developed a new vaccine that shows great promise to be the first to be fully effective vaccine, however a lack of funding has delayed the vaccine – the trials may still need about another $500,000 to get off the ground
@fevertreemixers are donating $9 AUD for every photo that is uploaded to the Malaria no more charity.
@the_margarita_mum is also going to donate 10c for every like this post receives in the 1st 24 hours on @instagram to the Against Malaria Foundation
My sip today is a simple @hendricksgin G&T with @fevertreemixers tonic served with dehydrated cucumber and pink peppercorns.
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