Malaria is a major cause of most infant deaths in Uganda. Most of these children are below 12 years and stay with their grandparents aged 60 years+ who are not able to provide malaria prevention measures to their grandchildren after the death of their parents due to HIV/AIDS. We expect that once these children are provided with these nets, they will be able to attend school without frequent absenteeism due to ill-health from malaria. It will also improve children's level of performance.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The fall in numbers of nets distributed (145 million in 2010 to 66 million in 2012 W.H.O REPORT 2012 ON MALARIA) is a further cause for concern as if children who have been sleeping under nets, no longer have those nets available they will be in the most high risk category as they will have no resistance to the malaria parasite. The problem is now frequent malaria attack to children due to lack of mosquito nets.The beneficiaries to this project will be the children aged zero to 12 years .
How will this project solve this problem?
There will be reduced infant mortality rate, provision of mosquito nets to the 1000 children will reduce the current rate of school absenteeism by the children due to frequent sickness and reduce the rate of miscarriages among pregnant mothers. This project will also train the care givers on the risks of not hanging the mosquito nets.The saved incomes will be used to meet other family basic needs.The children will grow with strong health and be ale to contribute to the family development.
Potential Long Term Impact
Children will lead long life and good health ,achieve their education ambitions and be able to contribute to the development of the community.The community will be a malaria free zone in life,standard of living will improve,other sectors of the community will benefit indirectly in terms of positives changes such agricultural out put and food security will be realized.The older persons will be free of stress and slightly live longer and more sustainable development activities will be realized.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.