Send a Net, Save a Life.
According to the WHO Malaria Report in 2016, there were 212 millions of new malaria cases worldwide, in which, there were an estimated 429 000 deaths due to malaria. Most of these deaths occurred in the African Region (92%), followed by the South-East Asia Region (6%) and the Eastern Mediterranean Region (2%). Children under 5 years of age are the most susceptible to malaria illness. Remains to be the major killer of under-fives, malaria is claiming any single life every 2 minutes. Despite the high death rate, malaria also destroys the future of developing countries by striking national and regional economics.
JCI forms “JCI Nothing-But-Nets” project since 2008, and commit to raise public awareness and funds to donate directly to the “JCI Nothing-But-Nets” project. In collaboration with UN foundation and other global partners, the malaria mortality rate in young children fell by estimated 35% between 2010-2015. The use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets, one of the proven effective efforts in disease prevention, has raised from 30% to 53% in the previous 5 years.
In 2017, JCI Hong Kong will continue to support this meaningful project, and JCI Lantau (one of the chapters of JCI Hong Kong) will host this event. We aim to sell 2,000 cups of coffee for fund raising, and will also set donation boxes in all branches of Pacific Coffee during June. The raised fund will be used to purchase, transport and distribute mosquito nets in Africa to families as well as to educate communities on the proper use of nets for best protection.
Our Aims and Objectives
To raise fund in purchasing the insecticide-treated mosquito nets to countries which are at risk of malaria
To reinforce the public to recognize the seriousness of malaria
To increase the public awareness of “JCI Nothing-But-Nets” project
To increase the engagements of corporations and individual to support “JCI Nothing-But-Nets”
To create a positive-image of the engagements of corporations and individual to support To be one of the most important partners for a malaria-free world in 2030 (set by World Health Organization)
Nothing-But-Nets Kick-Off Ceremony
Date: 17th June, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00pm. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Fortune Metropolis Hung Hom
Ambassadors: Singer JW, Song writer Mark Tai