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URGENT: Prevent Dengue Fever for Peruvian Children

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Mosquito-borne illnesses are preventable and treatable. Yet they’re a rising threat to children in Peru.

Peruvian children are facing the worst dengue fever outbreak in their country’s history. According to University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Global Center for Health Security, over 146,000 people had been infected with dengue by June 20, 2023. Another 248 had died. The outbreak has been so severe that the minister of health resigned from her post.

And the outbreak shows no sign of slowing down.

Heavy rains and high temperatures have exploded mosquito populations. And more mosquitoes mean more infections.

That’s why churches in northern Peru are scrambling to protect children from infection.

Time is of the essence. Second infections with different strains are far more severe than the first infection. The sooner the children get protection, the lower their risk of hemorrhagic or shock dengue.  And yes, those complications are as dangerous as they sound.

Churches are seeking to raise $37,092. Those funds will provide families with mosquito nets to protect children while they sleep. Churches will also give out lidded buckets to replace open stagnant water tanks.

Fully funding this campaign will help 3,000 children stay dengue-free. Will you donate to help these churches protect the children in their care?



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