Lutheran Malaria Initiative

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LMI Impact Report

LMI Impact Report (.pdf)

Since 2007, the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) has mobilized thousands of Lutheran congregations in the fight against malaria. Together, we’ve reached 4 million people in sub-Saharan Africa with malaria education, prevention and treatment strategies that will help protect families, and children, from malaria!

Thank you for your support! LMI, as a campaign, has ended its active fundraising efforts. However, when and where appropriate Lutheran World Relief will continue to incorporate malaria work into its work to end poverty, injustice and human suffering around the world.

LWR continues to work with farmers and agricultural cooperatives who may benefit from information on how to prevent and treat malaria, and how to use their agricultural incomes to invest in insurance and other resources to help manage the costs of malaria prevention and treatment.

Kids around malaria net

As LWR continues its malaria work in Mali and Tanzania it will incorporate recommendations regarding new global development goals after 2015. Stay tuned!

With the help of Lutherans in the US, the LMI has given many brothers and sisters in Sub-Saharan Africa a fighting chance against malaria deaths, which are both preventable and treatable. Together, we’ve restored health and inspired hope! Here are just a few accomplishments your generous support have made possible:

  • More than 4 million people have been reached through the efforts of Lutheran congregations and agricultural cooperatives.
  • In Tanzania, overall bed net usage went from 55 percent to 87 percent between 2008 and 2011 in LMI’s project area.
  • In Mali, local communities have contributed more than $110,000 to malaria insurance funds which cover things like treatment and prevention. In Mali, bed net usage in project areas rose from 66 percent in 2009 to 100 percent in 2011 and 2012.
  • LWR distributed more than 6,000 bed nets to communities in Kenya. The program saw a rise in bed net usage from 45 percent to 84 percent.

Learn more about Lutheran World Relief’s continuing malaria work.

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