BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group

BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group

November 22, 2007 10:04 ET

BUY-A-NET: Senator Mobina Jaffer Saves Lives From Malaria in Uganda

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2007) - Debra Lefebvre, Founder, BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group (BAN) today announced Senator Mobina Jaffer will participate in a net distribution event at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda, on Friday, November 23, 2007.

"It is with great pride that we welcome Senator Jaffer to distribute bed nets with representatives of BUY-A-NET in the Oncology Unit at Mulago Hospital," said Lefebvre. "The nets were purchased with a portion of the $4,350.00 raised at the Parli-A-Net reception on Parliament Hill last month. Senator Jaffer was there. She is a strong supporter of BUY-A-NET and our efforts in malaria prevention. Senator Jaffer's history of effective leadership and action on humanitarian issues is exemplary and well known. We feel incredibly fortunate and are excited to have her endorsement. BUY-A-NET continues to make a real difference in families as we protect them from this preventable disease," said Lefebvre.

Senator Jaffer is in Kampala with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other Canadian government officials for the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting.

Established in 2004, BUY-A-NET is the first Canadian grassroots citizen driven initiative aimed at malaria prevention. The campaign raises awareness about malaria, as well as funds for the procurement of long lasting insecticide treated bed nets and anti-malaria medicine for distribution free-of-charge.

With the slogan - 6 BUCKS, BUY-A-NET, SAVE A LIFE - BUY-A-NET'S only goal is to prevent deaths from malaria in Uganda. BUY-A-NET is helping Canadians make a difference in the war on malaria. Spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, malaria is the single leading cause of death among children in Africa, taking a child's life every 30 seconds. Long lasting insecticide treated bed nets are critical tools in the prevention of malaria. Approved by WHO, the nets cost $6.00, last up to five years, and can protect an entire family of four.

Contact Information

  • BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group
    Debra Lefebvre
    (613) 542-1264 or (613) 539-2945 (cell)