Malaria: The phone call that wasn’t

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Malaria hasn’t existed in the United States since 1949 (CDC). But half the world’s population remains at risk of this mosquito-borne disease (WHO).

This World Malaria Day, let’s take a moment to see firsthand how awful this disease is … and the difference a simple bed net can make.

Do you remember a world without cell phones?

I distinctly remember our family not having one in 2002.

It’s why I didn’t know that my husband, Tom, was close to dying of malaria.

Tom works at World Vision like I do. We’re both reporters. I write and he uses a video camera to share stories of World Vision’s impact around the world.