Health
 Mali
Project #1821

1,000 Mosquito Nets to Protect Against Malaria

by Ouelessebougou Alliance
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Anounou, our Field Director in Mali, reports that 1,000 mosquito nets were distributed to villagers in the last few weeks.

THANK YOU for helping make that possible!

Every sixty seconds a child in Africa dies from the disease.  Every year 600,000 people, most of them under the age of 5, die.

High quality nets treated with insecticide are the best and most cost efficient means to protect against malaria.

There are never enough nets for everyone who needs one so our goal this year is to reach even more families. To do that, we continue to need your help and support.  

 

$10 can buy a net and save a life.  

 

Thanks!

Health training encourages use of mosquito nets!
Health training encourages use of mosquito nets!

It is summer so many of us are familiar with the buzz of mosquitos and the annoying bites that make us itchy and uncomfortable.

In Mali, however, mosquito bites are more than annoying. They are deadly.

Treated mosquito nets are the most cost-efficient and effective tool we have to elminate malaria.  We subsidize over 75% of the cost so that villagers can easily afford to protect themselves and their families.  During the 13-14 operating year, we plan to expand our mosquito net project to meet the demand of villagers.

We thank you for your support of this project so that we can meet our objective to have every village family covered (literally and figuratively) against Malaria.

Thanks for being part of the solution!

Angie

As malaria continues to be a rampant disease throughout Mali and other African countries, the Alliance continues to provide mosquito nets for 24 villages. Through our distribution of nets and training on their proper use and care, villages have seen a decrease in the number of malaria cases. 

This year we have distributed 680 mosquito nets to date. We continue to teach that the simple act of sleeping under a mosquito net each night can mean the difference between life and death--especially for children ages five and under. 

Thank you for your support of this important and life-saving program!

Sincerely,
Jen Beckstead
Executive Director

Bed for a family of four
Bed for a family of four
Mosquito Net Distribution
Mosquito Net Distribution
A bed net protects a mother and baby from malaria
A bed net protects a mother and baby from malaria

Dear project sponsor,

The great news for the area of Ouelessebougou is that the rains have come and it looks like a drought will be less than likely this year! The bad news--here come the mosquitos. This year we plan to distribute more than 900 mosquito nets for families throughout rural Ouelessebougou, Mali. The simple act of sleeping under a mosquito net each night can mean the difference between life and death--especially for children ages five and under. Because malaria is Africa's # 1 life threatening disease, we hope to triple our impact of mosquito net distribution in the near future.

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Staff and Villagers

June is the beginning of the rainy season in the Ouelessebougou area, which means mosquitoes are on the horizon. This year the Alliance has provided more than 600 nets—thanks to your support! Hundreds of villagers continue to request nets from our Mali staff as they know that net usage is the only way to prevent them from contracting malaria—Africa’s most life-threatening disease. At just $6.50 per net (and a $1 contribution from the villager), even a small donation can have a significant impact on village families. One net protects a mother and her three children as they sleep together on a cot in their mud hut, so $7.50 goes a long way! We anticipate an increased need for nets over the next few months and hope to provide them for all those that don’t currently have access to one in 24 villages.

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Ouelessebougou Alliance

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.lifteachother.org
Project Leader:
Angie Roberts
Executive Director
Salt Lake City, Utah United States

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