Help us provide 15,000 long lasting insecticide treated nets, and education on malaria to children and families vulnerable to malaria in Zambia. Malaria can be fatal for young children, and people living with HIV even though it is preventable and curable. Since provision of a net costs a mere $5, lives can be saved for pennies per day. Proper use of nets leads to improved health, higher school attendance, and strengthens the community. To date more than 35,000 nets have been provided in Zambia.
In Africa, more than 350,000 children die needlessly every year from malaria which 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), water logging (prefect breeding ground for mosquitoes) and poor sanitation. Malaria can be fatal for young children, and pregnant women who are HIV+. In addition, children who contract malaria suffer from its effects over their entire lifetime.
According to the WHO, sleeping under a net is the most cost effective way to prevent malaria. Our goal is to prevent malaria by the provision of 15,000 long lasting insecticide treated nets that will benefit 30,000 adults or 60,000 children. Nets will be provided to the most vulnerable populations: HIV+ children & adults, pregnant women, older adults, & people infected with TB. Education on prevention of malaria and use and maintenance of nets will also be provided. Impact will be reported.
This ongoing program has led to a reduction in the incidence of malaria, and better health for all especially, young children, expecting mothers, and people living with HIV - groups most vulnerable to malaria. As the health of the women improves they can take better care of their families, and healthier children leads to a higher school attendance. With better knowledge about prevention, malaria deaths can be reduced to zero. In the long term the community will be stronger and more self-reliant.
This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).
About Project Mosquito Nets
Impact of Project Mosquito Nets in 2018
Zambia Can Be Malaria Free
Impact on the Health of Children