What is the world’s deadliest creature?
It’s not a big animal, and it doesn’t have sharp teeth. You won’t find it caged up at the zoo or lurking in the snow – nope! It may surprise you to learn that the world’s deadliest creature is the mosquito.
A tiny creature with a deadly bite
Believe us, it’s true! Mosquitoes kill 2 million people every year. That’s more than sharks, snakes, hippopotamuses, grizzly bears and crocodiles combined. If you’re shocked, wait until you hear what’s next.
Over 600,000 of those 2 million deaths are caused by malaria-infected mosquitoes. 90% of all malaria-related deaths occur in Africa. Sadly, most of those deaths occur among children under the age of 5.
You can help fight against malaria
But it’s possible to fight these malaria-infected mosquitoes. All it takes is one anti-malaria bed net to make a difference in the lives of children and families in Africa. Sleeping under these long-lasting anti-malaria bed nets can protect 2 children for up to 3 years.
The bed nets are treated with a long-lasting insecticide that repels and kills malaria-infected mosquitoes, making bed nets the most effective and cost-efficient way to protect against malaria. Even better, when 80% of a community uses bed nets at home, the entire community will benefit.
Bed nets save lives. You can too!