THE MOSQUITO NET
In Africa, 10,000 women and between 75,000 and 200,000 infants under one year die annually because of malaria infection during pregnancy. UNICEF data demonstrates that only 45.8% of children under five are sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets.
who we help?
We aim is to increase the distribution of treated mosquito nets in Kahone and Kaolack. We can improve the quality of life for several hundred pregnant women, the elderly and children. Most of our mosquito nets are given to those that come to our food panty and clinic and those that are near our food pantry and clinic.
Mosquito Nets will be distributed and volunteers will follow-up with the subsequent activities:
(i) Filling and removal of mosquito breeding sites, and drainage maintenance.
(ii) Impact of malaria during pregnancy e.g. Maternal death, abortion, and low birth weight.
(iii) Impact of malaria on children living with HIV.
(iv) Importance of malaria prevention in children under five years of age
(v) Identification of signs and symptoms of Malaria
(vi) Proper use, maintenance, re-treatment of nets
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Populations of pregnant women, the elderly and especially the children living in Kahone and Kaolack will be identified by local project volunteers. They will be educated on causes of malaria, preventing malaria and why the mosquito insecticide-treated nets are valuable.
OUR PROJECT IN ACTION 2017
Cisse Niass Project was in Senegal to help with the Mosquito Net crisis last summer. Our team put up fans in classrooms and buildings and distributed medications.