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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
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
Bintu is grateful for her mosquito net
Bintu is grateful for her mosquito net

Dear Project Supporters,

World Malaria Day is April 25 and this year's theme is "Zero malaria starts with me.” Our goal is to make sure every individual and family in Freetown has a bed net to prevent malaria.  Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are an effective ongoing source of protection to prevent Malaria by protecting families while they sleep at night. We are so thankful for your support that provides these long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) to families and individuals, like Alfred & Bintu, in Freetown.     

 

According to the latest World malaria report, released in December 2019, there were 228 million cases of malaria in 2018 compared to 231 million cases in 2017. The estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 405,000 in 2018, compared with 416,000 deaths in 2017.

The WHO African Region continues to carry a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2018, the region was home to 93% of malaria cases and 94% of malaria deaths.

The World malaria report 2019 shows that the scourge of malaria continues to strike hardest against pregnant women and young children in Africa. Scaling up efforts to reduce cases and deaths among these 2 populations would provide a significant boost in the fight against malaria.

 

Your continued support is appreciated as we strive to provide every family in Freetown with protective long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). We encourage you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way in providing protective bed nets to every family in Freetown. 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

Alfred is thankful for his mosquito net
Alfred is thankful for his mosquito net

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Valentine
Valentine

Dear Project Supporters,

 

Your continued support is greatly appreciated in providing long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to families and individuals in Freetown.  Because of the bed nets they received, children like Esther and Valentine pictured here can now focus on their education and futures and not on malaria.

Valentine is in his second year of Junior Secondary School.  Valentine is part of a large family of seven. He enjoys mathematics and playing football. Valentine would like to be a Pilot when he grows up.

Esther is in class 6 and is very smart.  She loves school and wants to be a medical doctor when she grows up.  Esther’s favorite subject is Physical Health Education and she enjoys skipping rope.

Valentine and Esther are both future leaders of Freetown and their Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) will provide them with an ongoing source of protection to prevent Malaria. Your continued support is appreciated as we strive to provide every family in Freetown with protective long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). We encourage you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way in providing protective bed nets to every family in Freetown. 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

Esther
Esther

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Ibrahim with his new bed net
Ibrahim with his new bed net

Dear Project Supporters,

 

We greatly appreciate your support that has provided long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to families and individuals in Freetown. Recently ten treated insecticides mosquito nets were distributed to children in Freetown, including to Ibrahim and Hannah pictured in this report. Ibrahim also tells us in this short video clip, how thankful he is for the mosquito net because it will protect him from getting infected by the malaria disease by preventing mosquito bites while he sleeps.

In his video he says

Hello, my name is Ibrahim and I am one of the beneficiaries of Develop Africa Sierra Leone. The mosquito net you provided me will protect me from mosquito bites while I sleep. Thank you so very much Develop Africa and Global Giving for this mosquito net.

 

Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are an effective ongoing source of protection to prevent Malaria by protecting families while they sleep at night in Freetown. Your continued support is appreciated as we strive to provide every family in Freetown with protective long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). We encourage you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way in providing protective bed nets to every family in Freetown. 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

Hannah with her new bed net
Hannah with her new bed net

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Mary is thankful for her bed net
Mary is thankful for her bed net

Dear Project Supporters,

Good health and well-being is the third Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and one of the focuses within that SDG is preventing Malaria.  Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) that are being provided to families in Freetown are an effective ongoing source of protection to prevent Malaria by protecting families while they sleep at night.    We appreciate your support that has provided long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to families and individuals, like Mary and Fatmata, in Freetown. 

"Over 6.2 million malaria deaths have been averted between 2000 and 2015, primarily of children under five years of age in sub-Saharan Africa. The global malaria incidence rate has fallen by an estimated 37 percent and the mortality rates by 58 percentGoal- Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all." - https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/health/

Your continued support is appreciated as we strive to provide every family in Freetown with protective long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). We encourage you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way in providing protective bed nets to every family in Freetown. 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

Fatmata is thankful for her bed net
Fatmata is thankful for her bed net

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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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