In the Democratic Republic of Congo, malaria is the #1 leading cause of death. In Gabon, it is the 4th leading cause of death. - Unicef
“The WHO African Region carries a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2021, the Region was home to 95% of malaria cases and 96% of malaria deaths. Children under 5 accounted for about 80% of all malaria deaths in the Region.” - World Health Organization
Our malaria prevention program includes education and mosquito net distribution in Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Pakistan. In most cases, prevention education is more important than the physical net. If education isn’t included, nets may not be used improperly, and conditions will not change. Our programs teach people how to use nets effectively, and other practices to reduce malaria, such as emptying standing water, cutting down brush around the home, and learning warning signs for when to seek medical attention.
We aim to provide long-lasting mosquito nets treated with insecticide to people who cannot afford or access them to protect them from this preventable yet deadly disease. We also have education programs at medical clinics to teach about the causes of malaria and how to prevent infection.
To date, this program has funded over 11,600 mosquito nets and educated over 110,000 people about malaria and its prevention in Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Pakistan.