More people contract and die of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else in the world.
This year, the global fight against malaria is more important than ever.
Deaths from malaria could increase by 36% in the next five years due to disrupted access to health services, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These deaths are preventable.
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Meet the families fighting malaria on the frontlines.
Nora is a mother of five and grandmother of two. She and her family were forces to flee their home country of South Sudan, where violence swept across the nation and even claimed the life of Nora’s husband.
Nora and her family traveled for over a month to find refuge at the Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya, where she and her children and grandchildren finally reached safety.
Upon arriving at the Kakuma refugee camp, our UN partner provided Nora and her family with shelter, health services and one of the most critical resources of all – a mosquito net.
“The mosquito net is very important,” Nora told our UN partner. Nora understands the importance of a bed net first hand, with her and her children having contracted malaria in the past.
Now sleeping under her mosquito net, Nora knows she and her family are safe in more ways than one.
With the children back in school and now protected from malaria, Nora’s family can shift their focus from worrying about violence and the threat of deadly disease to rebuilding their lives.
Dr. André leads the Public Health and Nutrition program at our UN partner’s office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He works to provide refugee families with critical health services and lifesaving malaria prevention, testing, and treatment.
Upon arriving at refugee camps in the DRC, families receive emergency kits that include basic resources – including a bet net.
“Mosquito nets help with prevention, so they reduce instances of malaria”, Dr. André explained. “Treatment, on the other hand, reduces mortality when a person has been infected. Both measures are equally important to protect the population from contracting the disease”.
Since the Nothing But Nets community helped distribute bed nets to several refugee camps in the northern DRC, there have been decreases in the number of malaria cases.
“We are hoping to receive more bed nets, to ensure a continuation of this positive trend”, Dr. André told us.
Your support means more healthcare heroes like Dr. André can protect even more vulnerable families from malaria.
Lydia, 37, was forced to flee from her home in Juba, South Sudan, amidst violence in August 2016. It took her three days to reach safety in northwestern Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp, alongside her six children, who range in age from 4 to 17 years old.
Since arriving, her family received a range of assistance from our UN partner, including bed nets to protect her family from malaria carrying mosquitos while they sleep at night.
John, 44, escaped brutal conflict in Congo’s Nord-Kivu Province in 2016. He arrived in northwestern Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp with his wife and five daughters, and immediately received support from our UN partner.
His family received access to health care and mosquito nets to help protect family members from malaria, which is common in this area of Kenya.
Nothing But Nets and its UN partner have helped thousands of refugee families in the Kakuma refugee camp access lifesaving bed nets, allowing for a safe night’s sleep.
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