Ground Breaking Malaria Research

by Ouelessebougou Alliance
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Project Report | Nov 5, 2022
The Shipping Container Arrives in Mali!

By John Lewis | Board Chair

The Shipping Container Arrives in Mali!

 

Since our last update in early July, the saga of moving a shipping container from Utah to the Oakland, CA, port to the port of Dakar, Senegal, to Ouelessebougou, Mali, has come to a successful conclusion. By early October, the container full of mosquito-abatement supplies and the two trucks for dispensing the products had traveled the high seas, slowly cleared Mali customs, and traversed about 1,000 miles across the western Sahara to Ouelessebougou, Mali. The journey is complete!

 

Though the challenges of the shipment have delayed the project, it has allowed the scientists involved to better prepare for this ground-breaking mosquito-abatement project, the first of its kind in Mali, West Africa. The experts from Utah and Florida will join with researchers from the University of Bamako in Mali in early 2023 to collect samples, outline the plan, and fine-tune the protocols for implementing the project in ten villages in the Ouelessebougou region. During the 2023 rainy season (June-Sept), when the mosquitos are multiplying and especially active, local Malians will be hired to execute the plan and administer the abatement treatments in the villages.

 

We are very excited for full-scale project implementation in 2023 and sincerely thank you for your donations that have brought us to this point. You have made it possible to procure the supplies and trucks, ship them to Mali, and bring them through customs—not an inexpensive proposition.  We ask for your continued generosity as we gear up with fresh, locally sourced insecticides in Mali, bring the scientists together in-country, and hire the local technicians needed for dispensing the products in the Ouelessebougou region.

 

This project will have a significant impact on saving children’s lives in Mali. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “A child dies every minute from malaria in Africa.” It is one of the leading causes of death there. Thank you for helping us find better ways to address this lethal disease.

 

 

 

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Ouelessebougou Alliance

Location: Riverton, Utah - USA
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Project Leader:
Amanda McConnell
Salt Lake City , Utah United States
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