Health
 Zambia
Project #17792

Malaria Prevention Saves Lives

by The Butterfly Tree
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Summary

Malaria is the biggest killer of man. Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria. Until there is a cure prevention is the only way to save lives. The Butterfly Tree runs a successful malaria prevention program in remote communities in Zambia, providing mosquito nets, a safe insecticide coating for the inside of houses, and granules, which will prevent the larva from developing into mosquitos when placed in the breeding grounds. These interventions can save the lives of vulnerable children.
$20,000.00
total goal
$18,822.00
remaining
15
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Malaria is prevalent all year round in Zambia. Everyone is at risk but most especially children under the age of five. 75 of all deaths caused by malaria are this category and occur in sub-Sahara Africa. Until there is a cure prevention is the only way. The government is unable to provide sufficient mosquito nets for everyone and people living in remote villages are often left out. Residual spraying is supposed to take place every six months inside each dwelling, sadly it does not occur.

Solution

The project will help to solve the problem by Vecticide products, which are the most superior kind available globally. The safe insecticide coating will replace the residual spraying and last for two years as opposed to six months. Most importantly its delivery method prevents resistance. The Larvacide granules, when placed in breeding grounds, prevent larva from developing into mosquito. These products combined with the use of mosquito nets aim to reduce the number of new cases of malaria.

Long-Term Impact

Malaria is a global problem. Until there is a cure prevention is the only way to help the fight against malaria. The long-term impact of this project has enormous potential. Lives will be saved, less new cases will occur, and the impact on the economy will be substantial. So many working hours are lost due to malaria..With drug-resistance now appearing in Africa it is vital to have new protection methods available for these vulnerable communities. These methods will help to eradicate malaria.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.thebutterflytree.org.uk/​pages/​
The Butterfly Tree Malaria Prevention
The True Cost of Malaria -
WHO Global Malaria Statistics
World Malaria Day 2015

Organization Information

The Butterfly Tree

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.thebutterflytree.org.uk/​pages/​
Project Leader:
Frank Maiolo
Warwick, Warwickshire United Kingdom

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