Project Mosquito Nets

by Power of Love Foundation
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Nets Provision in Lusaka
Nets Provision in Lusaka

Malaria Prevention Plan: In Zambia, malaria season runs from October to May. In the first three months of 2022, 10,000 mosquito bed nets and education were provided in four rural and five urban areas. Currently, we are raising funds to provide an additional 12,000 nets in September before the next malaria season. This will bring the total to 22,000 nets this year, that will keep more than 70,000 children or 40,000 adults safe from malaria as each net can sleep up to four young children or two adults. Sleeping under a net regularly during malaria season prevents malaria and strengthens the developing immune systems of children.

Need for Nets: Zambia remains a highly endemic malaria country, with the entire population of about 19 million considered to be at risk of contracting malaria. It is among the 20 countries with the highest malaria incidence and mortality globally.  The country carries 2% of the global malaria case burden and 5.2% of the case burden in East and Southern Africa. Poor urban and rural areas especially those close to rivers, with poor sanitation, and located far from the government clinic are the most vulnerable.

Progress in malaria prevention and COVID: Zambia was making significant progress in malaria control till 2018. Some encouraging trends in 2018 were:

  • The national infection rate in children under five decreased from 22% in 2006 to 9%percent in 2018.
  • 80% of households owned at least one insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN), an increase from 38 percent in 2006.
  • 77% of children in rural areas, where risk is greatest, slept under a mosquito bed net, an increase from 42% in 2008.
  • 81 percent of pregnant women received medications to prevent malaria, an increase from 59% in 2006.

Between 2016 and 2019, there was a 27% reduction in malaria cases. In the first half of 2020, however, the National Malaria Elimination Centre (NMEC) reported a 30–50% increase in malaria cases, malaria deaths, and test positivity rates nationally, as compared with 2018 and 2019. According to the WHO, the COVID-19 epidemic has disrupted malaria services leading to a marked increase in cases and deaths.

Zambia can be malaria free: Your continued support for malaria prevention program will go a long way in reducing the incidence of malaria and keeping vulnerable Zambians healthy. Our vision is for Zambia to be malaria free in the next 2-3 years. Help us make this a reality. 

Thank you for giving the gift of health to thousands of people vulnerable to malaria. 

Nets provision in a rural area
Nets provision in a rural area
Demo on proper use of nets
Demo on proper use of nets

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Demonstration and education session
Demonstration and education session

In Zambia, malaria season runs from October to May. Accordingly, provision of long-lasting insecticide treated nets and education on malaria is held during this time. In the first three months of 2022, 10,000 mosquito bed nets and education were provided in four rural and five urban areas in Zambia. Regular use of these nets will benefit 35,000 children or 20,000 adults as each net can sleep up to four young children or two adults. 

Tne need for nets continues to be huge as transmission rates for malaria are high in the entire country, government clinics do not provide nets, and most people cannot afford to purchase nets for their families. In rural areas, the problem is compounded due to stagnant water especially in villages located close to rivers, and lack of accessibility of government clinics that could be 25-30 miles from villages. This makes it difficult for villagers to access treatment in case they contract malaria. Sleeping under a net regularly during malaria season prevents malaria reducing the need for clinic visits. 

For 2022, our goal is to provide 20,000 long lasting insecticide treated nets and education benefitting 70,000 children or 20,000 adults. This will go a long way in reducing the incidence of malaria and keeping vulnerable Zambians healthy. Our vision is for Zambia to be malaria free in the next 2-3 years. Help us make this a reality. 

Thank you for giving the gift of health to thousands of people vulnerable to malaria. 

Provision of nets at an Anglican Church
Provision of nets at an Anglican Church
Nets provision event
Nets provision event

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Dear friend: The Power of Love team extends heartfelt thanks for your dedication to making the world a better place. 

Looking back, 2021 was a year that made us stronger and proud of our teams and beneficiary families in Zambia and India. Our care process for the children, revamped due to COVID last year, was further strengthened so that we are monitoring the health of children more closely than ever. We doubled down on collecting more data. In addition, the provision of COVID education and PPE has kept families safe from COVID. We were able to safely distribute 15,000 mosquito nets and prepare the community for the upcoming malaria season. Since many families were impacted economically, we were able to expand the loans program so that more women became self-reliant. We could not have done this without your support. Thank you! 

Please take a few minutes to listen to this popular Zambian song. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Sending you and your family a whole lot of love for the holiday season and for 2022. 

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Great News! We are thrilled, as we now have a WHO approved vaccine for malaria. According to the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, this "changes the course of public health history". This is a breakthrough development as this is the first vaccine that can immunize against a parasitic infection. The new vaccine can save the lives of more than 20,000 children if administered to all children in high incidence malaria countries in Africa. However, it will have to be used along with existing tools such as insecticide treated nets and anti-malarial drugs as the vaccine has only 30% efficacy and requires four doses. In addition, ample funding, and clear guidelines to ground teams will be crucial to its success.

The Power of Love team has the knowhow to administer the vaccine to young children and we are anxiously awaiting its arrival in Zambia. Till then, we will continue to keep children and families safe from malaria. As of October 31, 15,000 long lasting insecticide treated nets and education on malaria prevention was provided this year. 

Going forward our plan is to continue to expand our malaria prevention program so that more families stay healthy, adults miss fewer days at work, and children can continue their education uninterrupted. Accordingly, our plan is to provide 18,000-20,000 nets next year. 

Thanks for keeping vulnerable children and families, malaria free and healthy. 

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Provision of nets in rural Zambia
Provision of nets in rural Zambia

Zambia has made significant progress in malaria control even though it is among the 20 countries with the highest malaria incidence and mortality globally. The country has put in place measures, such as provision of bed nets and training of health providers in the management of severe malaria. In 2018, 80% of households owned at least one insecticide treated net (ITN), and in rural areas 77% of children slept under an ITN. However, progress toward malaria control and prevention worsened in 2020 due to high rainfall, ageing insecticide nets, and insufficient indoor spraying. The ongoing pandemic has aggravated this situation as fewer people seek treatment to stay safe from COVID. For the last 18 months our goal has been to keep families in our program educated on COVID prevention, know how to use and store bed nets, and sleep under an ITN during malaria season.  

To keep families safe from malaria, 8,000 long lasting insecticide treated nets and education on malaria were provided in 2021. Our plan is to provide an additional 7,000 ITN's before the next malaria season that starts in September/October. This will bring the total number of ITN’s provided to 15,000 benefiting up to 60,000 children or 30,000 adults as each ITN can sleep up to four young children or two adults.

Thanks for keeping vulnerable chidlren and families malaria free and healthy. 

A demo on proper use and care of nets
A demo on proper use and care of nets

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