Help us provide 20,000 children with life-saving mosquito nets. We have delivered 12,000 nets to date. Every net is used by 2 children and prevents malaria, the number one killer of children in Africa
In Africa, over 700,000 children die every year from Malaria which is a disease that is easily preventable. In Zambia, a large percentage (30-50%) of the population is infected by Malaria due to the high incidence of HIV (weakens the immune system), and water logging (provides perfect conditions for mosquito larvae). Further, children who contract malaria suffer from its effects over their entire lifetime. Our project will provide bed nets and education to 20,000 children and expectant mothers.
Our goal is to distribute 20,000 mosquito nets this year and save the lives of thousands of children under 5 who are the most vulnerable to Malaria. We provide insecticide treated nets and education on prevention of Malaria and proper use of nets.
As a result of this program, there will be a significant improvement in the health of young children and expecting mothers - the two groups most vulnerable to Malaria. This will lead to higher attendance in school and better care of infants by moms.
"I very happy to receive a Mosquito net. Before, I was sick with fever, cough and diarrhea and had to visit the Clinic many times. Now, we sleep under nets and have no Malaria for the past few months" - Febby Tembo, Chunga area, Lusaka, Zambia, Beneficiary of Project Mosquito Nets in Zambia
Total Funding Received to Date: $10,253
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,747
Total Funding Goal: $15,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).