Malaria is the leading cause of death to children under five years old in Kenya. In 2010, there were more than 27,300 cases of malaria in villages where HealthRight works. And for every child diagnosed with malaria, there are five more that couldn’t be diagnosed due to a lack of simple equipment or trained staff in rural Kenyan health centers.
With inexpensive resources including malaria testing kits, microscopes and mosquito nets, hundreds of children’s lives can be saved each year. HealthRight’s project also trains doctors to properly diagnose and treat malaria and community health workers to visit households and educate families about their risks.
This project will benefit over 25,000 Kenyans this year. But by providing health centers with the resources that they need to diagnose and treat malaria, we can save hundreds of children’s lives every year, for many years to come.