Economic Impact of Epidemic Malaria in UGANDA
Malaria is endemic to the poorest countries in the world, causing 300 to 500 million clinical cases and more than one million deaths each year. More than 90% of malaria deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa (approximately 3,000 deaths each day), and almost all the deaths are children younger than 5, where it kills an African child every 30 seconds. Many children who survive an episode of severe malaria may suffer from learning impairments or brain damage.
Pregnant women and their unborn children in Urban Slums where we operate are particularly vulnerable to malaria, which, during pregnancy, is a major cause of mortality, low birth weight and maternal anemia. And while we know malaria is preventable, the lack of resources, coupled with a climate very hospitable to the deadliest strain of malaria, has made the disease a leading cause of death among Ugandan children.
The Mosquito Net
Mosquito nets protect sleeping children from mosquitoes when the mosquitoes are the most active (at night, between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.). Most nets can last up to five years and cover at least two people. Talk to your pupils at school and encourage them to talk to their parents about providing a family in Africa with a $10 mosquito net. You can help save a life—maybe even a kid your age! Malaria infection can be controlled by providing sustainable preventive measures, such as the use of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN)
Mosquito Nets Appeal
Uganda Youth Soccer Academy is sending out this appeal to well wishers, friends, partners and donors to donate both materially and financially towards make mosquito nets available to Orphaned Children and People Living With AIDS in Uganda. Every $10 gift provides a family a bed net – including the purchase, distribution and other critical elements like education, monitoring and evaluation.
Bed nets are only one tool in the comprehensive solution to control malaria and a small portion of each $10 gift supports Malaria No More’s overall work to control this deadly disease.
Henry Kalungi, Richmond Kickers defender, supports the 'Kick Out Malaria' campaign.