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
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
Malaria Prevention Saves Lives

Project Report | Apr 8, 2019
MALARIA PREVENTION SUCCESS

By Jane Kaye-Bailey | Founder

As always it was great to be back in Zambia, despite the many challenges we are making a positive change in the Kazugula District through our malaria prevention programme.

My first stop was to visit Mr. Tembo, the environmental officer at Nyawa Rural Health Centre, 160 km from our base near Livingstone. In April 2018 we donated safe insecticidal coating and larvicide with the aim of targeting two villages with the highest prevalence of malaria. He was delighted to tell me that there have been no new cases of malaria for the past twelve months.

Several days later I drove to Ngwezi, a remote area in Musokotwane Chiefdom, last year this rural health centre had the third highest number of malaria cases in the District. Earlier this year we distributed larvicide in the surrounding ponds and streams. As soon as sufficient funds are available, we will pain the dwelling with the insecticidal coating to provide maximum protection. However, the larvicide  appears to be working as the clinic has recorded only five new cases of malaria so far this year. 

Our ‘mosquito nets for schools’ project is progressing well. Last month we donated mosquito nets to a fourth school, Mambova Junior Secondary in Sekute Chiefdom. Each pupil and teacher are given a mosquito net to help prevent them contracting malaria and absenteeism from school.

Since we started this programme eighteen months ago, we have given out 2,500 mosquito nets to school children and their teachers. Priority goes to children under-five, consequently the older children get left out.

Every rural health centre told us that there had shortage of mosquito nets. The catchment population at these centres can be in excess of 10,000 and yet some were only receiving 300 nets.

Your support is vital in helping the fight against malaria.

Donation of mosquito nets - Mambova School
Donation of mosquito nets - Mambova School
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Feb 27, 2019
SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION IN MALARIA CASES

By Jane Kaye-Bailey | Chairman

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By Jane Kaye-Bailey | Founder

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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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