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Thanks for your long term support to Save People from Dying from Malaria in South Sudan.
There is no political agreement reach between the government and the rebels despite IGAD sponsored peace talks in Adisababa since the alleged coup, South Sudan is getting worse day by day. Hope for peace has depreciated as the clashes continue to take place in Jonglei state.
Hope Ofiriha continues to work with local communities in this very dangerous circumstances.
Malaria remains a threat to children's life in Omilling. It is not common to meet a child in a village that has not been attached by Malaria.
With your contributions, and together with donations from South Sudan communities in Diaspora the project had purchased forty insecticides mosquito nets and distributed to worst affected families. These nets will protect children against mosquito bites with a net covering three children.
The project aims to secure one microscope. When a child is sick in the village from an unknown disease is presumed to be malaria. Even if when the child might be suffering from a stomach egg. This had caused much suffering than helping because of treating them with wrong medicine for wrong disease. Many children had become drug-resistance. For this reason, a microscope is a solution for testing blood sample to stop misdiagnosis from spreading in Omilling village.
This project has not reached its goal, and we kindly ask you to stand with us to the very end. In the next quarter, a new field update will be posted to let you know new development.
Ochieng nearly died after catching one of the most severe forms of malaria during a trip to visit Mairo primary school building project.
He did not take antimalarial medication, believing the course he had taken for a previous trip to Uganda still protected him. However, he fell ill soon after returning to Uganda after spending two weeks in South Sudan and spent two weeks fighting in the hospital. A pastor was even called to give Ochieng his last rites after doctors feared he would not survive.
" I was told I could have died, says Ochieng. " Compared to what I went through, the potential mild discomfort of taking antimalarial pills is nothing."
Ochieng hopes his story will raise awareness of about the risks of Malaria to volunteers visiting Omilling, to take with them antimalarial tablets, and help the village get microscope donated for malaria testing.
Ten-insecticide mosquito nets had been purchased and distributed to children who are severely sick from malaria. Sleeping under these nets will protect them against mosquito.
This project needs only $288 to reach its budget goal. In the next quarter, a new field update will be posted, so you get to know what has happened from the field.
Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.
More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the UN says. Of these, 803,200 have been displaced within the country, and another 254,000 have fled to neighboring countries, according to the latest UN report. It warns that the situation is likely to get worse as the violence continues.
Preventing the spread of malaria is the key to saving lives.
Despite three years of efforts, Malaria remains a cause of morbidity and mortality in Omilling. It is uncommon to meet a child in a village that has not been personally affected by malaria.
Since malaria-carrying mosquitoes bite at night, the most effective preventive technique is sleeping under an insecticide - treated bed net. But not all families have to access to these nets.
Sleeping under an insecticide - treated net protects against by repelling and killing malaria -carrying mosquitoes. One net typical will cover three children, but not all of them have access to these nets making them vulnerable to the virus.
But when a child vomits she or he is presumed to be suffering from water borne disease, yellow fever, or HIV without being tested against the virus. This is the main reason why Omilling needs a microscope for testing blood sample to stop misdiagnosis from costing life and spreading the drug resistance. There is one microscope in Omilling - but still we need to buy a piece to intensified our fight a against malaria.
This project is not far to reach its goal, and we ask you to stand with us to the very end. In the next quarter a new field update will be posted to let you know what has happened from the field.
Few months ago, your donation has helped purchased a microscope for malaria testing in a village clinic. Thank you GlobalGiving! Thanks our donors! Thank you! But still a microscope is needed, and we need your help to order for a unit!
HopeOfiriha feels this cause is a life-saving cause deserve Global support, but for unknown reason the cause has not attracted supporters. However, HopeOfiriha and the recipients remain optimistic that a miscroscope will come one day from our donors because malaria is an enemy not only to children in South Sudan, but to the rest of the world.
The funds you donated is treated in our account as "restricted fund" The money will be used to buy a microscope once a total amount has been achieved.
Your donation gave Omilling a microscope they have been longing for!
Thanks for your recent generous donation to Save People from Dying from Malaria in South Sudan project. Your responsibility to protect the needy against the Malaria glue have been appreciated by our board of trustees and those who will benefit most - the children!
Even if this is a life-saving initiative worth the global support the project has not attracted supporters as it has been anticipated. However, the villagers in Omilling, and members from Hope Ofiriha remains confident the two microscopes the group has been longing for will be provided one time.
What is next? Your donation together with funding from a corporate sponsor allow Hope Ofiriha purchased a microscope from a firm in Kampala. Thank you our donors! Thanks GlobalGiving for making this possible! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
But still a microscope is needed to reach our goal. Let us gear "Hands UP against Malaria attach. Images of a newly purchased microscope will be posted in the next report.
We are requesting you to maintain to promote Hope Ofiriha to allow the helpless villagers have the microscope they have been longing for years.
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