| Oct 20, 2022
Children are still dying of malaria
Child holding a mosquito net
The North Darfur Ministry of Health recently registered a staggering 4,500 cases of malaria last week.
And children under 5 are most at risk.
The number of cases is a big jump compared to last year and the Ministry have put in place many health precautions, including a spraying campaign for the city of El Fasher, in addition to filling up ponds and swamps, calling on citizens to take precautions, cover pots, and chlorinate water to avoid the spread of the malaria, hepaticis C virus and other fevers associated with autumn. These include dengue fever, chincinguna and yellow fever. All deadly.
Kids for Kids has been providing mosquito nets for the poorest families every year. Not only do we give them to the families in the villages we adopt each year, but also to all those villages who have asked us to adopt them. This year we provided over 3,000 nets - all big enough to protect four sleeping children. "I have been told that by providing nets not only have we cut the incidence of malaria by two thirds in villages but we are protecting them from being bitten by the tiny sand flies which spread diseases including vomiting and diarrhoea. Little ones can succumb from even these when they are weakened by a lack of food" said Patricia Parker OBE, Founder of Kids for Kids. "It is so important to prevent illness when there is virtually no health care available."
You can also help reduce the spread of malaria too!
2 mosquito nets cost just £18 and give children vital protection from malaria. It is still the biggest killer in Africa
Please can you donate 2 Mosquito Nets today to help us save children's lives? Please also tell people we really can make a difference.
Mosquito nets being unloaded
Mosquito net provided by Kids for Kids