Provide a Mosquito Net, Save a Life from Malaria

by Develop Africa, Inc.
May 29, 2012

The Nets We Provide are Effectively Saving The World From Malaria - One Family at a Time

3 mosquito net recipients
3 mosquito net recipients

It's with joy that we share another family profile of mosquito net distribution - where we are together saving the world from malaria and death - one family at a time.  Musu, Mummy and Abdulai are recipients of the treated bed nets with the aim to combat the spread of malaria. Musu attends the New Hope International primary school and she is in class four. She wants to be a doctor when she grows. Mummy is a mother of five children and the main provider of her home with monthly income of $40 from the cake she sells -  which is not enough to cover the basic needs of the home. She is the mother of Musu. They live in a two bed room apartment zinc sheet home with no running water and electricity. Abdulai is a nephew to Mummy and is attending the New Hope preparatory school and is in class one. He wants to be a banker when he grows. They previously did not have nets and could not afford to purchase one.

As stated in the article - Mosquito nets or coil: Which is better?,  - "The non-availability of insecticide-treated mosquito nets is a major problem. It is presently inaccessible to the common man because of its cost. Considering the economic status of most people in the community, not many people buy it."  The article further states  - "Insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) have been shown to reduce deaths in children under five years of age by about 20 per cent and malarial illnesses among children under five and pregnant women by up to 50 per cent. The insecticides used to treat the nets have been approved for safety and efficacy by the World Health Organization." 

It is no wonder that the nets we provide are so warmly received as they are providing an essential, life-preserving  life line.  Musu, Mummy and Abdulai were delighted to receive the nets and extend their thanks to you - GlobalGiving donors for the provision.  Together we are helping to turn back the tide and reduce the numbers dying each year from malaria.  Per UNICEF, "Malaria kills a child somewhere in the world every 30 seconds. It infects between 350 and 500 million people each year, killing one million, mostly children in Africa. Ninety per cent of malaria deaths occur in Africa, where malaria accounts for about one in five of all childhood deaths. The disease also contributes greatly to anaemia among children — a major cause of poor growth and development."  It sure feels good to know that we are together helping to turn back the tide and reduce the numbers dying each year from malaria. Now, thanks to your generosity, Musu Mummy and Abdulai are now exempt and preserved.

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Thanks again for all you do to provide nets and save lives!





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Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
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