Children
 Liberia
Project #26715

Mosquito Nets to Keep Kids From Getting Malaria

A microproject by Develop Africa, Inc.

Summary

Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes Long-lasting insecticidal nets are a proven and effective way of reducing exposure to mosquitoes at night-time, when people are at greatest risk. This project will provide insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets to 1000 families in Liberia to protect them from mosquito bites.
$10,000.00
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Challenge

From the half a million people who die annually from malaria worldwide, unfortunately children younger than five years old are the main victims. Less than 10% of children sleep under protective nets in Liberia, where malaria is still a frequent and killer disease. Malaria causes unnecessary sickness, hospitalization and deaths which could easily be prevented. The long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets provide an effective barrier and protection from mosquito bites.

Solution

This project will provide 1000 long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets to families in Liberia to provide an effective barrier and protection from mosquito bites. This significantly lowers the risk of getting malaria. This risk is further reduced by provided training on the importance of their use. As a result of these interventions, families are healthier and live longer.

Long-Term Impact

Deaths caused by malaria are declining, lives are being saved and people are living longer. Families are also able to avoid spending meager resources on malaria medication and hospitalization.

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
UNICEF Statistics - Liberia
World Health Organization - Fact File on Malaria
The Deadliest Animal in the World

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
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