How Mosquito Nets Can Save Lives

Allison SchroederMedical supplies & donations

This Thursday, April 25th, is World Malaria Day.  Malaria is one of, if not the most, commonly diagnosed and treated diseases in Sierra Leone. In fact, 4 out of 10 hospital consultations are due to malaria infection. Bed nets are crucial when it comes to efforts to #PreventMalaria. Here’s a few ways mosquito nets save lives:

Mosquitoes typically bite late at night, between 10PM and 2AM. The best way to prevent mosquito-spread diseases is to protect where you sleep.

Bed nets are the cheapest and easiest form of preventing malaria. Many affected areas are extremely impoverished and often rely on aid from non-profits like the Healey International Relief Foundation. We can provide mosquito nets at a low cost and easily distribute them. No expensive shipping, training, or medication required. Nets typically last for only a couple years, which means we can replace them easily too.

Nets protect the most vulnerable. Almost 20% of child mortality rates in Sierra Leone are caused by malaria. Not only that, pregnant women infected with malaria are especially at risk of death, miscarriage, premature delivery, stillbirth, and low birth weight. Sleeping under a net can help to save these lives.

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