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Project Mosquito Nets

The Big Picture

Goal: $75,000
  $40,000 raised
In Africa, more than 350,000 children die needlessly every year from malaria which is both preventable & curable. In Zambia, a large percentage (30-50%) of the population is infected by malaria due to the high incidence of HIV and TB (weakens the immune system), water logging (prefect breeding ground for mosquitoes) and poor sanitation. Malaria can be fatal for young children, and pregnant women living with HIV. In addition, children who contract malaria suffer from its effects over their entire lifetime. According to the WHO, sleeping under a net is the most cost- effective way to prevent malaria. A few pennies can save a life as each net costs only $5 and can be used for two years. Our goal is to keep lower the incidence of malaria by the provision of 15,000 long lasting insecticide treated nets. Direct beneficiaries will be 30,000 adults or 60,000 children as each net can sleep up to four young children or two adults.

Impact of Your Donation

Donations will be used to provide high-quality long-lasting insecticide treated nets and education on malaria to vulnerable populations. People most vulnerable to malaria are children and adults living with HIV as the co-infection rates between malaria and HIV are high, pregnant women, older adults, people infected with TB. Nets will be provided before the malaria season which lasts from April-June and October-December in Zambia.

Impact Areas

Focus Areas: Children, Education, Health, Poverty
Countries Served: Zambia

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