WORLD MALARIA DAY 2015

The theme for World Malaria Day 2015 is ‘Many Voices, a single Theme‘. All over the world governments and organizations are helping the fight against malaria. Half the world’s population (3.2 billion) are at risk of contracting malaria,most especially in poor countries such as Zambia.

CIMG8970

Malaria Protection is vital for young children

Malaria is the biggest killer of man. 198 million cases and a staggering 584,000 deaths were recorded in 2013. 

ith_malaria_map_2011

The Butterfly Tree is about to launch our most ambitious project to date. A new innovative malaria prevention method will shortly be available in Zambia and beyond, which will initiated by our organisation.

Working alongside Vectorcide, the UK corporate who has funded the development of the products, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Vectorcide products are reputed to be superior products for malaria prevention. These products have now been approved in Zambia by the Ministry of Health, the Zambian Malaria Control Centre and the Environmental Management Agency.

We have been granted the Licence to import the products into Zambia. Our aim is to distribute these interventions into remote communities and also make them available to the tourism, agriculture, mining and other industries to prevent absenteeism from work as well as saving lives. One of our major donors, Saga Charitable Trust, is supporting this project.

Mosquito nets will continue to be used as an effective method for malaria prevention. The new products will provide further protection, Mozzimort being an alternative to Indoor Residual Spraying.

CIMG9154

The Butterfly Tree provides mosquito nets for rural communities

Please support our fight against malaria – your donation could help to save a child’s life. Click donate.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

We love to know what you think please leave a comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *