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Preventing the spread of malaria in Kenya


Project funds needed: $50,000 Cdn
Partner: Diocese of Maseno, Kenya
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We are thrilled to announce that ARDFC’s initial
project is partnering with the Anglican Diocese of
Maseno West in malaria prevention. This project will educate
volunteer health workers, students, pregnant women
and mothers about malaria prevention and provide insecticide-treated mosquito nets. Malaria is caused by parasites transmitted by infected mosquitoes. This project will reduce illness and infant mortality among the most vulnerable – women and children in Kenya. The World Health Organization notes that malaria caused nearly one million deaths in 2006 – mostly among African children.


About Malaria

The World Health Organization (WHO) fact sheet on malaria states:

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
There were 247 million cases of malaria in 2006 [worldwide], causing nearly one million deaths, mostly among African children.
A child dies of malaria every 30 seconds.
Malaria is preventable and curable.
Approximately half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria, particularly those living in lower-income countries.
Malaria takes an economic toll - cutting economic growth rates by as much as 1.3% in countries with high disease rates… Because of its considerable drag on health in low-income countries, malaria disease management is an essential part of global health development.

Mosquito-borne malaria is one of the major public health issues in Kenya, with high transmission rates in the Western region. Unemployment is high and for the poor there is little access to medical care or education on hygiene, leaving pregnant women, nursing mothers and children especially vulnerable to
malaria.

» Malaria project fact sheet
» Malaria project fact sheet
  
(Chinese version)

» Kenya project profile
» Project final report
» Photos of the project



 
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