Health
 Kenya
Project #8700

Reducing Malaria Deaths among Kenyan Children

by HealthRight International
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Summary

In the fight against malaria in rural Kenya, the needs are great but the solutions are simple. With inexpensive resources such as test kits, microscopes, and mosquito nets, HealthRight's project will save hundreds of children this year. Since 2009, HealthRight has been working to reduce malaria deaths in rural communities in the North Rift Valley region of Kenya. The malaria program supports over 1,000 community health workers and 21 health centers to provide education and treatment to poor fam
$5,385
total raised
95
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.healthright.org/​
HealthRight International: Kenya
HealthRight International: Mission Statement

Organization Information

HealthRight International

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.healthright.org
Project Leader:
sostena Romano
Executive Director
New York, New York United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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