This year we are happy to report that 600 mosquito nets were distributed, one drinking well was constructed, 5,300 vaccinations were given, and health training was provided for 24 health agents and 24 matrons. Thank you for helping to make these projects possible this year!
As the villagers of Ouelessebougou approach the rainy season, they are anxious to have a mosquito net to protect them from malaria—Africa’s most life-threatening disease. We are anxious to raise the funds needed to distribute nets to all families in need. We are also anxious to finish our last round of vaccinations for the year. The health agents and matrons are certainly busy this time of year. We look forward to continue working with them and with Village Health Councils in 24 villages!
Dear friends of the Ouelessebougou Alliance,
As you know, the health situation in most of West Africa is dire. Nonetheless, thanks to your contributions, the Ouelessebougou Alliance has been able to make a difference in the Ouelessebougou region of Mali.
Since initiating health plans in several villages in 2008, the Alliance has seen great success in disease prevention and reduction - villages with health plans have seen up to a 86% decrease in malaria and up to a 96% decrease in diarrhea incidents since the inception of the plans.
This week, the Alliance's Field Director Anounou Sissoko gave the following report about Alliance village Dialakoro Keleya, "The Alliance initiated and trained a heath committee 3 years ago. That committee has been very effective and has contributed to the good health of the population of Dialakoro Keleya; the health committee knows if the cases of malaria increase or decrease. Everybody gets together and cleans the village twice a month, they put bleach in the wells in order to have drinkable water. The Alliance constructed two wells, one in the school yard and one at the center of the village."
Thanks to your donations, we are helping to improve the lives of Ouelessebougou villagers.
With kind regards,
We have just finished successfully distributing more than 600 mosquito nets in Mali, and people in several villages are asking for more. We do not give them away for free, but ask for a small fee ($1 USD), in order for the people to know the value of the nets.
Still, our field director in Mali tells us the people of the Ouelesseboug region are asking for 600 more net. And when you contribute now, your donation will be mutliplied! Starting October 12, GlobalGiving is matching all donations at 30%, 40%, or 50%. If you've been waiting for the best moment to donate to one of our projects on Global Giving, now is the best time ever.
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We're happy to report at the end of our fiscal Year (June 2009 - July 2010) that your contributions have helped us provide vaccinations for 5,369 women and children, and train 45 matrons & agents in neo-natal resuscitation, water purification, and what vitamins are found in different vegetables and fruits.
Keep up the good work!
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