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Downington meets Uganda in 'nets' anti-malaria effort

An update on the local woman who has raised thousands of dollars for a program that buys bed-nets to protect families from mosquitoes in tropical nations, mostly in sub-Sahara Africa.

Downington meets Uganda in 'nets' anti-malaria effort

Seven-year-old Katherine Commale and her mother, Lynda, wave to delegates at the United Methodist General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Interviewing them at the April event was Bishop John Hopkins.
Seven-year-old Katherine Commale and her mother, Lynda, wave to delegates at the United Methodist General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Interviewing them at the April event was Bishop John Hopkins.

A year ago, the Editorial Board highlighted the inspiring work of Lynda Commale of Downingtown who, along with her daughter Katherine, has raised thousands of dollars for a program that buys bed-nets to protect families from mosquitoes in tropical nations, mostly in sub-Sahara Africa.

Here’s a brief update:

The mother-daughter team has raised more than $115,000 in their three-year campaign and Commale recently was able to distribute nets to families when she traveled to Uganda with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign.

Commale kept a multimedia diary during her trip. Check it out here.

Malaria is the number one killer of refugees in Africa. This holiday season, Nothing But Nets is promoting the worthy suggestion to make a donation toward purchasing nets. A single net costs only $10, yet can save a life. 

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