In 2005, a group of Episcopal Church members visited a remote community located quite literally “at the end of the road” in eastern Zambia.
They found people suffering and dying from malaria because they had no understanding of malaria prevention and no access to nets and effective treatment.
Realizing these communities were beyond the reach of the national health system, the group was inspired by the idea of using the church to teach malaria prevention and deliver nets in the isolated communities it served.
The plan quickly took shape. With the help of Episcopal Relief & Development, support was galvanized and the NetsforLife® collaborative partnership was born.