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Mosquito Nets for Malaria Prevention in Africa

by Develop Africa, Inc.
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
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
Francess
Francess

Dear Project Supporters,

We appreciate your continued support that is providing long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to families and individuals, like Francess and Brima, in Sierra Leone. Bed nets are an effective way to protect families while they sleep at night from Malaria. 

Malaria continues to be one of the most challenging epidemics in Africa. It is a major cause of death among children under the age of five. Looking closely into Freetown in Sierra Leone, Dr. Winstina Gbondo and Dr. Nehlama Barrie, detail their experience and struggle with this disease in this video.  Note this video includes some footage from a hospital that contains upsetting scenes.

Healthcare is free for children under five in Sierra Leone, however, the free healthcare is reliant on international funding.  The death rate increases on a daily basis and late medical attention is a major factor. Also, inadequate standard healthcare infrastructure, illiteracy and lack of awareness on the part of parents and healthcare providers are added factors. 

These challenges and more define the night shift in Freetown, Sierra Leone. With international funding not guaranteed to continue and children brought in at critical conditions, healthcare officials like Dr. Nehlama Barrie find motivation in the thought that this child could be hers and to work tirelessly to save each life. Being able to save a child’s life is what she finds so rewarding. 

Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) that are being provided to families in Freetown are an effective ongoing source of protection to prevent Malaria.   Your continued support is appreciated as we strive to provide every family in Sierra Leone with a protective bed net. We encourage you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project. 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org. 

 

With great appreciation, 

Amy & The Develop Africa Team

Brima
Brima

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Fatima is thankful for her bed net
Fatima is thankful for her bed net

Dear Project Supporters, 

Today is World Malaria Day and the focus is “Zero malaria starts with me”. Malaria is a treatable and preventable disease and thanks to your support more families and individuals like, Fatima, in Sierra Leone, are receiving bed nets to protect their families at night.  

According to the WHO 2018 Report-

The WHO African Region accounted for 93% of all malaria deaths in 2017. Although the WHO African Region was home to the highest number of malaria deaths in 2017, it also accounted for 88% of the 172 000 fewer global malaria deaths reported in 2017 compared with 2010.

Half of the people at risk of malaria in Africa are sleeping under an ITN: in 2017, 50% of the population was protected by this intervention, an increase from 29% in 2010. Furthermore, the percentage of the population with access to an ITN increased from 33% in 2010 to 56% in 2017. However, coverage has improved only marginally since 2015 and has been at a standstill since 2016.

Households with at least 1 ITN for every 2 people doubled to 40% between 2010 and 2017. However, this figure represents only a modest increase over the past 3 years and remains far from the target of universal coverage.

 

The long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) we are providing families are keeping the mosquitos away at night while they sleep and is truly an effective way to prevent Malaria.   Your continued support is appreciated as we strive to provide every family in Sierra Leone with a protective bed net. We encourage you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project. With your support, we can achieve the goal of #NoMoreMalaria.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org. 

 

With great appreciation, 

Amy & The Develop Africa Team

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Grace
Grace

Dear Project Supporters,

We appreciate your support that is providing long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to families and individuals, like Grace and Christiana, in Sierra Leone. The WHO World Malaria 2018 Report states

 

In 2017, there were an estimated 435,000 deaths from malaria globally, compared with 451, 000 estimated deaths in 2016, and 607,000 in 2010.  The WHO African Region accounted for 93% of all malaria deaths in 2017.

Children aged under 5 years are the most vulnerable group affected by malaria. In 2017, they accounted for 61% (266,000) of all malaria deaths worldwide.

ITNs continue to be an effective tool for malaria prevention, even in areas where mosquitoes have developed resistance to pyrethroids. This was evidenced in a large multicountry evaluation coordinated by WHO between 2011 and 2016 across study locations in 5 countries.

 

The long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) we are providing families are keeping the mosquitos away at night while they sleep.   Your continued support is appreciated as we strive to provide every family in Sierra Leone with a protective bed net. We encourage you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation,

Amy & The Develop Africa Team

Christiana
Christiana

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Isata receiving her new bed net
Isata receiving her new bed net

Dear Project Supporters, 

Thanks to your ongoing support we recently provided 30-bed nets to families in Sierra Leone that were directly impacted by the flood and mudslide disaster in 2017.   The long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) they received are keeping the mosquitos away at night while they sleep.  The nets have been treated with safe, residual insecticide that blocks, kills and repels mosquitoes. 

Pictured here are students Isata and Isaac showing their new bed net.  All of the students expressed their thanks for the bed nets they received in the photo below.  

Your continued support is appreciated as we strive to provide every family in Sierra Leone with a protective bed net.  You can truly be a lifesaver!     We encourage you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

With great appreciation,

Amy & The Develop Africa Team

Isaac shows his new bed net
Isaac shows his new bed net
Students expressing their gratitude for the nets
Students expressing their gratitude for the nets

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Marion showing her new bed net
Marion showing her new bed net

Dear Project Supporters, 

We greatly appreciate your continued support that provided 50-bed nets to students attending the Creating Pathways Center,  which is made up of mostly young, single moms or pregnant unwed young women who are not allowed to return to regular school.  The long-lasting insecticide-treated net (ITNs) they received is one of the main prevention measures that is used to prevent malaria. The nets have been treated with safe, residual insecticide that blocks, kills and repels mosquitoes. 

Two of the young moms that recently received nets are Marion and Hawa pictured here along with other classmates.  All of these young ladies expressed their deep gratitude for the bed net that will protect them and their babies from malaria.

Your continued support is appreciated as we strive to provide every family in Sierra Leone with a protective bed net.  You are truly a lifesaver!  

With great appreciation,

Amy & Develop Africa Team

Hawa with her new bed net
Hawa with her new bed net
Additional students receiving bed nets
Additional students receiving bed nets
 

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Sylvester Renner
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