Health Education Days

Health Education Day has become a much anticipated annual event in Suba District, Kenya. Every year the community members look forward to this event as they spend the day sharing a meal, singing, dancing, learning about Malaria prevention, and women and children vulnerable to Malaria receive long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLIN’s). In May 2009, 1800 long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLIN’s) were distributed. The beneficiaries included:

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The 2008 Health Education Day was a historic and unique event as more than 7,900 people participated in the event. The event was held in Mbita, Kenya on April 25, 2008.

The event was a wonderful success as more then 7000 attendees learnt about the prevention of Malaria, and a total of 1000 children and pregnant women were provided with long lasting insecticide treated Malaria (LLIN’s) nets. In addition, treatment was provided to 79 children who were diagnosed with Malaria....

In June 2007, six thousand long lasting insecticide treated (LLIN'hs) mosquito nets (a gift of over $48,000 dollars), was distributed to children and families vulnerable to Malaria in Kenya. These nets were provided to POL by World Swim Against Malaria. The Power of Love Foundation transported the nets from Bangkok to Mombassa, Kenya and distributed them to the families and children vulnerable to Malaria in Kenya. The cost of transportation and distribution (not including the cost of the net...

A Health Education Camp and mosquito net distribution was organized by the Akado Medical Clinic (AMC) in Mbita, Kenya on August 11, 2006. The Health Education Camp was a success, as it was attended by the largest number of orphaned and vulnerable children due to the addition of 15 more schools serviced by AMC. The Camp was held in three different zones to make it convenient for the maximum number of orphaned and vulnerable children to attend the event.

The Clinical Officer for AMC...

A 2005 health survey in the Mbita region of Kenya concluded that individuals under the age of 19 years were at risk from dying of Malaria, while children between six months and five years old were at the greatest risk for contracting the disease. The survey concluded that providing mosquito nets would have a significant impact on reducing the spread of Malaria in Mbita and on the overall health of the children in the community.

Akado Medical Clinic, with the support of Power of Love...

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