Malaria Prevention Saves Lives

by The Butterfly Tree
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Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives

Project Report | Aug 25, 2020
MALARIA PREVENTION MUST NOT BE OVERLOOKED

By Jane Kaye-Bailey | Founder

MOSQUITO NETS CAN SAVE LIVES
MOSQUITO NETS CAN SAVE LIVES

According to a study from a leading University in London it is estimated that malaria deaths could more than double in 2020 compared with 2019 if the distribution of 228 million mosquito nets, for sub-Sahara Africa, is disrupted.

It is imperative to put measures in place now to reduce the burden on health systems as COVID-19 cases increase in Zambia.

  • unlike COVID-19, malaria can be fatal in young children 
  • every two minutes a child dies from malaria 
  • almost 70% of all malaria deaths occur in children under the age of five in sub-Sahara Africa.

The Butterfly Tree is committed to supporting the fight against malaria and is currently doing an appeal to raise more funding for mosquito nets in schools. The World Health Organisation states that more pregnant women and children are protected from malaria, but these are mainly children under five. What we have learnt from working with local enviromental health technicians is that school age children often get left out.

For the past three years our 'mosquito nets for schools' initiative has proved to be successful. Each pupils and teacher take ownership of a mosquito net. Where the project has been implemented evaluation has shown that the number of new cases of malaria has been considerably reduced.

A recent donation will enable us to provide mosquito nets for schools in Moomba Chiefdom in the Kazungula District of Zambia. Moomba is a very remote area and a several hour drive, mostly off-road, from Livingstone. In addition, we aim to paint the dwellings in Moomba with a safe insecticidal coating, which lasts for two years, and place larvicide granules in ponds and streams to prevent larva developing into mosquito.

Working with the Ministry of Health in Zambia priority will be given to areas with the highest prevalence of malaria. A mosquito net costs just $8 and could save a child's life.

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The Butterfly Tree

Location: Banstead, Surrey - United Kingdom
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Frank Maiolo
Warwick , Warwickshire United Kingdom

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