Buy-A-Net brings relief from and protection against leading killer diseases of mothers and their children in Uganda, especially malaria, through...Read More
Stop the bite, stop malaria.
Malaria is common to sub-tropical climates and geographical locations. Many villages have standing and stagnant water which attracts mosquitos. The people that live in these small, isolated villages have no outside influences to educate and inform them about malaria and how to prevent it.
The Ugandan government is part of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) initiative which is supported by the World Health Organization. They are working to educate and support their people with various programs but have limited resources to tackle disease, and they need our help. Community workers are a critical part of the model of disease prevention at Buy-a-Net.
The bad news about malaria
Malaria is a disease that is spread through the bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito.
Malaria is a global health crisis. More than 50 percent of the world’s population is at risk, or 3.3 billion people.
Malaria is largely a maternal and child health crisis.
Malaria is a leading killer of children in Africa.
Somewhere in Africa, a mother loses her child to malaria every 45 seconds. That is equal to 2,000 children every day.