Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Act Drugs

Malana has been a big issue in most communities in Kenya affecting young children and pregnant women mostly. It has contributed to death of many children in Kenya both unborn and the born. Though the government tried to control this deadly disease by making malaria free and provision of free mosquito nets to pregnant women and to the mothers with young children upto five years, there was still a need for something to be done. Recently ACT drugs came into use and have been very effective in malaria treatment but at the time when they were introduced they were very costly hittingabout sh 600. The government has done alot in distribution of this drugs and reduction of their prices and today this ACT drugs are sold at sh 40 from sh 600 and many patients can now access them a fact that has greatly helped to fight malaria.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Burumba, Busia, Kenya
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