THE MALARIA INITIATIVE
MALARIA IS FATAL.
What do Lord Nelson, Cheryl Cole, Pope Urban VII and Lord Byron all have in common? They all had malaria. Malaria does not discriminate against men, women and children.
Count to 30.
By the time you finish counting to thirty, a child would have died from malaria. That only includes children and does not include the adults.
Malaria is a deadly killer.
At Fight Malaria, we are passionate about helping those that are at risk of malaria. That is why we are undertaking a massive challenge to research into malaria prevention and to provide malaria prevention resources to places in Uganda and Cambodia.
During this project, our talented team will research into how we can prevent mosquitoes from affecting vulnerable people using appropriate technology that can be easily accessed by all types of people. After, finding a suitable solution we will educate people in Uganda and Cambodia about how to prevent malaria using cheap and efficient methods that can be accessed by all.
Our research will be conducted in Ugada and Cambodia.
According to the World Malaria Report by the World Health Organisation, 18% of all malaria cases in East and Southern Africa are reported in Uganda, this is more than any other country in the region. Despite this incredibly high rate, malaria funding per person at risk in Uganda is $2 and this is one of the lowest in Africa. In countries like Botswana, South Africa, and Comoros, they have reduced the number of malaria cases since 2010 by 80%, 90%, and 95% respectively but, Uganda has only managed to reduce that number by 10%. Furthermore, since 2015, 200,000 extra incidences have been reported in Uganda, meaning that the rate of malaria incidence is rising. This is because of many factors and one of them would include the fact that only 7.5% of the population are protected by residual sprays. Compared to other African countries like Zimbabwe, where 79% of the population are protected by residual spraying, that figure doesn’t look very impressive. These facts lead us to provide help to Uganda.
In the World Malaria Report, it also states that 1 in 10 malaria cases in the Western Pacific region occur in Cambodia. Even though such a huge number of people in Cambodia are affected with malaria, funding per person is $2 and compared to countries like Malaysia, were funding per person is $16.50, that figure is anything but impressive.