Save People from Dying from Malaria in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
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Apr 2, 2014

Malaria is Global enemy to children

This type of microscope is needed to safe live
This type of microscope is needed to safe live

Thanks for your long term support to Save People from Dying from Malaria in South Sudan.

Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.

More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the UN says. Of these, 803,200 have been displaced within the country, and another 254,000 have fled to neighboring countries, according to the latest UN report. It warns that the situation is likely to get worse as the violence continues.

Preventing the spread of malaria is the key to saving lives.

Despite three years of efforts, Malaria remains a cause of morbidity and mortality in Omilling. It is uncommon to meet a child in a village that has not been personally affected by malaria.

Since malaria-carrying mosquitoes bite at night, the most effective preventive technique is sleeping under an insecticide - treated bed net. But not all families have to access to these nets.

Sleeping under an insecticide - treated net protects against by repelling and killing malaria -carrying mosquitoes. One net typical will cover three children, but not all of them have access to these nets making them vulnerable to the virus.

But when a child vomits she or he is presumed to be suffering from water borne disease, yellow fever, or HIV without being tested against the virus. This is the main reason why Omilling needs a microscope for testing blood sample to stop misdiagnosis from costing life and spreading the drug resistance. There is one microscope in Omilling - but still we need to buy a piece to intensified our fight a against malaria.

This project is not far to reach its goal, and we ask you to stand with us to the very end. In the next quarter a new field update will be posted to let you know what has happened from the field.

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$876 raised of $2,000 goal
 
40 donations
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