Malaria News from Zambia

I have just returned from a very productive visit to Zambia with the highlight being the launch of our new innovative malaria prevention project. This took place at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort on July 29th and was attended by the Deputy Permanent Secretary, Government Health and Education officials, District Commissioners, Leading Members of the Communities, the Tourism Sector and the Chamber of Commerce. We are very grateful to Avani for donating the use of a conference room.

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JANE WITH DEPUTY PERMANENT ARRIVING AT THE MALARIA PREVENTION LAUNCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After my opening address the Deputy Permanent Secretary gave a speech followed by a presentation of the malaria prevention products by Stain Musungaila, The Butterfly Tree member who manages the project in Zambia. This was gratefully received by the Ministries and Heads of the Communities, and was subsequently reported in the national press.

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JANE GIVES THE OPENING ADDRESS – MALARIA PREVENTION LAUNCH

The product details can be found using this link: Presentation – Vectorcide 2015

Malaria remains the number one killer of man. 75% of all deaths occur in children under the age of five in sub-Sahara Africa. Every 60 second a child dies from malaria. With a vaccine yet to be approved by the WHO malaria prevention is essential. According to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine these advanced products, supplied by Vectorcide UK and manufactured in a cutting edge laboratory in Poland, are far superior to anything else currently available on the global market.

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YOUNG CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN MUST BE PROTECTED FROM MALARIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The True Cost of Malaria – A Global Ongoing Battle – Doctor Fox

Thanks to Saga Charitable Trust the first shipment has arrived in Zambia and is being distributed in villages in the Mukuni Chiefdom where there is a high prevalence of malaria. Chuunga, Kamwi and Syaflwebafweba reported almost four hundred cases of malaria last year. It is imperative that we get these villages covered with Mozzimort before the onset of the rainy season.

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STAIN MUSUNGAILA PAINTS A TEACHER’S HOUSE IN THE MUKUNI CHIEFDOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other donations have come from individuals and Inner Wheel District 6, after The Butterfly Tree was chosen as their international charity of the year for two consecutive years 2013-15. Zambia is a vast country with many areas becoming inaccessible during the rains.

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MOZZIMORT – SAFE INSECTICIDE COATING FOR MALARIA PREVENTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ministry of Health, the National Malaria Control Centre, the Zambian Scientific Research Centre and the Environmental Agencies have been instrumental in helping us to get these products into Zambia. It is now hoped that both the Provincial health departments and the private sector will purchase these products to help prevent more loss of life.

We need further funds to reach out to rural communities – donations can be made using our secure on line facility: DONATE

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