Project Mosquito Net Summary
Project Mosquito Net is POL's initiative to provide long lasting insecticide treated nets and education on prevention of malaria to children and families vulnerable to malaria in Zambia. The project began in 2005 as a joint effort between the Power of Love Foundation, the Orange County based non-profit Be the Cause (www.bethecause.org) and the Akado Medical Clinic located in Mbita, Kenya. Since then, the project has grown significantly and we have been able to provide more than 10,000 mosquito nets in Zambia and Kenya. At this time, our goal is to raise funds to provide 3000-5000 long lasting insecticide treated nets to women and children vulnerable to malaria in Zambia.
In Africa, over 700,000 children die needlessly every year from Malaria which is a disease that is easily preventable. In fact, more children die from Malaria than any other disease in the world. In addition, many more children contract malaria and suffer from its effects over their entire lifetime. So how do we eradicate malaria? We can eradicate malaria by providing nets and education. Simply by sleeping under a net can keep a person malaria free. In the US, malaria has been eradicated and it is possible to eradicate it worldwide.
Impact of the Program
Over the last 7 years, Power of Love has provided over 10,000 long lasting insecticide treated nets to children and pregnant women in Kenya and Zambia. As a result, we are seeing a reduced incidence of malaria and improved health amongst children and pregnant moms. The children are able to attend school regularly and the moms are better able to take cer of their families. For the most recent distrbution click here. Also, for results of post-distribution surveys carried out click here and here.
Plans for 2013
At present the Power of Love Foundation is raising funds for distribution of 3000-5000 long lasting insecticide treated nets in Zambia. In 2011/12, we were able to provide 3000 long lasting insecticide treated nets and education on prevention of malaria and proper care and maintenance of nets to women and children vulnerable to malaria. In 2010, 1800 mosquito nets were distributed in one rural area and one urban area in Zambia.
Your generous donation will go a long way in preventing Malaria and saving the lives of children, pregnant teen moms and women vulnerable to Malaria in Zambia. As always 100% of the funds raised for this project go directly towards purchasing, and transporting long lasting insecticide treated bed nets (LLIN's) and towards education for prevention of Malaria. For results of post-distribution surveys carried out click here and here.