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Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa

by Develop Africa, Inc.
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Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
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Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa
Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa

Summary

Malaria is the leading cause of death among children in Africa. Tragically, thousands of lives are needlessly lost each year. We are helping to address this by providing education and long-lasting nets to vulnerable populations in Sierra Leone. These nets create a barrier and are a proven and effective way of reducing exposure to mosquitoes. Mosquito nets save lives, lost time and unnecessary expenses on medication/treatment.

$37,500
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371
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5
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Challenge

According to WHO estimates, there were 219 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2017. The African Region continues to carry a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2017, the region was home to 92% of malaria cases and 93% of all Malaria deaths. Infection is particularly harsh on children under the age of 5, they accounted for 61% of all malaria deaths worldwide in 2017. This needless loss of life and potential is disheartening and unsettling.

Solution

Our funds help provide long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). These nets create an effective barrier and provide protection from the mosquito bites. This has been shown to reduce malaria illness, severe disease, and death due to malaria in endemic regions. According to the 2018 WHO report, ITNs continue to be an effective tool for malaria prevention. When using the nets, beneficiaries have reported a 100% effectiveness rate - reducing malaria incidences to zero.

Long-Term Impact

A reduction in deaths by malaria will make it possible for more people, who would have died, to take part in growing their community's economy. Nets also eliminate the loss in productivity that happens when people fall sick. Families will also not need to divert scarce resources towards malaria medication, remedies, and hospitalization. By reducing infection and death, we uplift the people, communities, and nations of Africa.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​developafrica.org/​preserving-lives-by-providing-mosquito-nets-and-anti-malaria-medication
UNICEF Video - World Malaria Day
World Health Organization - Fact File on Malaria
The Deadliest Animal in the World
Unicef- Malaria

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
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Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
$33,267 raised of $37,500 goal
 
457 donations
$4,233 to go
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