Since 2007, the Reform Movement has partnered with Nothing But Nets, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation that is tasked soley with ridding the world of malaria, a disease transmitted through the bite of a mosquito Malaria is preventable and its eradication is in reach within our lifetime. Since joining forces with Nothing But Nets, the Reform Movement has raised more than $800,000 for the campaign and has sent more than 75,000 insecticide-treated bed neds to areas of sub-Saharan Africa.
Central to the Passover seder is the concept of liberation. As we sit together around the table, we both celebrate our ancestors’ exodus from Egypt and remind ourselves of those not yet free. Let us therefore bear in mind that in today’s world, an estimated 219 million people are infected with malaria, causing approximately 600,000 deaths each year.