Health
 Zambia
Project #6187

Project Mosquito Nets

by Power of Love Foundation
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Summary

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 25,000 nets have been provided in Zambia and Kenya
$35,000.00
total goal
$6,360.00
remaining
302
donors
2
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

In Africa, over 300,000 children die every year from malaria which is a disease that is both preventable & 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. Malaria can be fatal for young children, and pregnant women who are HIV+.

Solution

According to the WHO, sleeping under a net is the most cost effective way to prevent malaria. So our goal is to provide 7,000 insecticide treated nets to benefit 14,000 adults or 28,000 children (each net can sleep up to two adults or four young children). Nets will be provided to the most vulnerable populations: HIV+ children and adults, pregnant women, older adults, and people infected with TB. Education on prevention of malaria and proper use and maintenance of nets will be also provided.

Long-Term Impact

This program will lead to a reduction in the incidence of malaria and hence better health for all especially, young children, expecting mothers, and people living with HIV - 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, the community will be stronger and more self-reliant as residents are knowledgeable about malaria prevention and care, and malaria is eradicated.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.poweroflove.org
A Report on Malaria Prevention Activities in 2016
About Project Mosquito Nets
Mosquito Bed Nets & Children's Health in Zambia
Impact of Project Mosquito Nets

Organization Information

Power of Love Foundation

Location: San Diego, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.poweroflove.org
Project Leader:
Alka Subramanian
Founder/Director
San Diego, CA United States
$28,640 raised of $35,000 goal
 
486 donations
$6,360 to go
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