Help us provide 7000 long lasting insecticide treated nets and education on prevention of malaria and proper use and maintenance of nets to children and families vulnerable to malaria in Zambia. Each net can sleep up to four young children or two adults and the cost is a mere $5. You can save lives for pennies per day. Sleeping under a net leads to improved health, and higher school attendance and performance for the children. To date more than 22,000 nets have been provided in Zambia and Kenya.
In Africa, over 300,000 children die every year from Malaria which is a disease that is preventable and curable. In Zambia, a large percentage (30-50%) of the population is infected by Malaria due to the high incidence of HIV (weakens the immune system), and water logging (prefect breeding ground for mosquitoes). Children who contract malaria suffer from its effects over their entire lifetime. Our project will provide 7000 bed nets and education to benefit 14,000 adults and/or 28,000 children.
Our goal is to distribute 7,000 long lasting insecticide treated nets in 2016/17 and save lives of thousands of young children, HIV positive children, expecting moms, people living with HIV, people infected with TB, and older people who are the most vulnerable to Malaria. Along with the nets we provide education on prevention of malaria and proper use and maintenance of nets. According to the WHO, sleeping under a net is the most cost effective way to prevent malaria and improve health.
This program will lead to a reduction in the incidence of malaria and hence better health for all especially, young children and expecting mothers - the two groups most vulnerable to Malaria. As the health of the children improves, they can attend school and the women can take better care of their families. In the long term we are confident that the community will be stronger due to better health, more knowledgeable about malaria prevention, children can attend school, and malaria is eradicated.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
A Report on Malaria Prevention Activities in 2015
About Project Mosquito Nets
Mosquito Bed Nets & Children's Health in Zambia
Impact of Project Mosquito Nets