How do Made with Hope protect the children in our orphanage from mosquitoes?
Across the world today, on the 25th of April, the world is turning its attention to the devastating killer disease Malaria. For many of us, this international day is necessary to draw our attention to it, but for 3.2 billion people (almost half of the world population) who are at risk everyday, unfortunately this is always at the forefront of their minds.
In 2015 there were 214 million cases, and 438 000 deaths from Malaria. Despite these shocking statistics, it isn’t all bad news as the global malaria mortality rate decreased by an incredible 60% in 2000 – 15! This highlights the importance of our recognition and involvement to work towards the ultimate goal and #endmalaria.
Made with Hope is committed to creating a healthy life for the children of the orphanage, and therefore #worldmalariaday is highly relevant to the charity! Below are just a few ways in which we have helped the children to avoid the mosquitoes which carry and transmit the lethal disease…
- The supply of clothing to cover up their skin
- Provided them with shelter: This is particularly effective between dusk and dawn where mosquito are most active
- Given them a safe and reliable water source: This means that the children are no longer forced to go the open water holes, where mosquitoes commonly hover, decreasing their chances of contracting the disease
As you can see, Made with Hope has already made a significant impact in helping the beautiful children in the orphanage to prevent malaria and help them live safer, happier, lives as all children should!
If you would like to help us to continue our incredibly important, life-saving work, then please head over to our website to read more.
Every donation makes a huge difference to the lives of these beautiful children!