Mosquito net distribution in the rural area in combating Malaria

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Tuesday, 03 September 2013 12:06


Gambia National Malaria Control Programmed recent statistics, indicates that between one thousand to two thousands children in the Gambia die each year as a result of malaria. And, a significant number of the children who do survive an episode of severe malaria have brain damage. According to the latest WHO data published in may 2014 Malaria Deaths in Gambia reached 1,457 or 10.77% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 63.96 per 100,000 of population ranks Gambia numbre 5 in the world.

With the urgent need to combat this epidemic, the Gambia United Society embark on a Malaria prevention crusade. Malaria Prevention is the most important project on our list of commitments. We believe that prevention is inexpensive and better than cure.  Malaria treatment is expensive and if it fails, the ramification can be catastrophic.

In 2007 the GUS raised £5,000.00 to purchase and donate long lasting insecticide mosquito nets to the most vulnerable group. As part of the fundraising activities, Jaliba Kuyateh, a renowned Gambian musician and his band agreed to tour Europe for us, during which Gambian culture was widely promoted. The nets were distributed in The Gambia by The Association of Youths Against Malaria on our behalf.

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