Malaria Prevention Saves Lives

by The Butterfly Tree
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Malaria Prevention Saves Lives
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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
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 10, 2021
FURTHER SUPPORT TO PREVENT MALARIA

By Jane Kaye-Bailey | Founder

Distribution of mosquito nets - Singwamba School
Distribution of mosquito nets - Singwamba School

Every two minutes, a child under five dies of malaria. With prevention in place many of these deaths are preventable and treatable. In 2019, there were 229 million malaria cases globally resulting in 409,000 deaths, of which, 67% were children under 5 years of age, equating to almost 750 child deaths per day.

With COVID-19 dominating the media and global health authorities need to control the virus, diseases such as malaria must not be neglected. It is vital that interventions are continued to prevent this deadly disease. Despite all the challenges of the past 18 months The Butterfly Tree has continued its malaria prevention programme in Zambia.

Moomba Chiefdom was targeted before the start of the rainy season where we painted the inside of 650 dwellings with a safe insecticidal coating, which is harmless to humans and animals. We have just ordered a further 2,500 litres of the paint to enable us to reach out to more households in this Chiefdom, which is located in a remote area of the Kazungula District in Southern Province of Zambia.

In addition, mosquito nets were given to school children who often miss out as priority is normally given to younger children and pregnant women. Thanks to an increase in donations for our malaria prevention programme we can expand our ‘mosquito nets’ for schools over the next two months.

Malaria can be eliminated - the World Health Organisation this year awarded China a malaria-free certificate, after the country went from 30 million cases in the 1940's to zero in 2021. Though we cannot help everyone, slowly but surely we are helping to eradicate malaria in Zambia. A mosquito net currently costs less than $5 or £7 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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