In many developing nations, malaria is one of the leading threats to the life of a child, resulting in some 750,000 child deaths per year globally. That’s more than 2,000 children a day. Everyday, 320 Ugandans die of Malaria 80% of these are children below 5 years. Malaria will be prevented by the project providing 300 orphans and other vulnerable with mosquito nets, provide malaria prevention workshops, and insecticides to 100 families. Beneficiaries: 300 orphans and other vulnerable
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Malaria makes AIDS or HIV+ status worse. Nearly 800,000 children under 5 die from malaria each year. Without treatment, a child with acute malaria may die within 24 hours. Everyday Malaria kills 320 Ugandans, 80% 0f these are children below 5 years. Sleeping under a treated bed net, spraying insecticide inside homes, and using the right anti-malarial drugs dramatically reduce the impact of malaria. The targeted 300 needy children and their families can hardly afford to pay for any of these.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will give 300 treated mosquito nets to needy children. Will provide insecticides to 100 families Train 24 community based health volunteers. Sensitive the10 Gayaza communities on malaria and the causes of malaria and preventable measures. Provide malaria prevention advocacy materials in public places.
Potential Long Term Impact
We will provide 300 life saving mosquito nets to needy children,insuring them against Malaria.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.