Today LivingLutheran.com ran a great article about the ELCA Malaria Campaign. The article, “Fighting Malaria with Honey,” lifts up one particular part of ELCA Malaria programming– the “sustainable livelihoods” initiative. The idea is simple: in order to afford health care for malaria, a household needs a stable income. So income-generating projects are one part of the comphrehensive and sustainable malaria programming that our Lutheran sisters and brothers in Africa are leading, with support from the ELCA Malaria Campaign.
Please note that if you search the Web for “fighting malaria with honey,” you will find several sites proclaiming that a home remedy that includes honey can cure malaria. Nope. There is no known home remedy that cures malaria– but there are some great malaria pharmaceuticals. A home remedy may help alleviate symptoms, but to kill the parasite, a vist to a hospital, clinic or dispensary is the key!