Give insecticide-treated mosquito nets to protect children and families in Sierra Leone from malaria.
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 500,000 people die each year from malaria. Sadly, children younger than five years old are the main victims. Less than 10% of children sleep under protective nets in Sierra Leone, where malaria is still a frequent and killer disease. Malaria causes unnecessary sickness, hospitalization and deaths, which could easily be prevented.
Insecticide-treated bed nets provide an effective barrier and protection from mosquito bites. Increased control and prevention measures like bed nets has led to a 60% reduction in malaria mortality rates globally since 2000. Develop Africa has developed a program to distribute bed nets to families and training them on the importance of their you. As a result of these interventions, families have shown to be in better health and are living longer.
You can help. Just $12.50 provides a long-lasting bed net for a family living in Sierra Leone. Safe a life from malaria by donating today!
Report from the Field
Donors like you helped provide more life-saving mosquito nets. The long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) provide an effective barrier and protection from mosquito bites. They are a form of personal protection that has been shown to reduce malaria illness, severe disease, and death due to malaria in endemic regions. One of the recipients of a net was Baba. Baba is a young boy living alone at the moment - his mother is being treated at the Lumley Health Center for malaria. Because of this, he was supplied with a mosquito tent so that he will not be affected by malaria as well. He was excited to receive the net as he knows this will keep him safe from malaria.
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