We’re buying a £2 mosquito net for every child in our link schools in Uganda.
And we need your help. Donate now.
Sub-Saharan Africa continues to carry a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2015, the region was home to 89% of malaria cases and 91% of malaria deaths.
Why are we buying them?
- 42 Ugandan children die every day from malaria. That’s 15,300 entirely preventable child deaths every year (source)
- A 2014 study found that 64% of Ugandan school-aged children carrry the malaria parasite (source)
- We want to protect the children in our link schools.
Malaria’s effect on life outcomes
- Malaria recurs, which means children can be absent repeatedly from school
- Significant gaps in their education can mean that children have NO CHANCE to make it out of poverty
- Children who survive an episode of cerebral malaria may be left with impaired understanding, speech, language and/or motor skills.
What we’re asking for
- Each mozzie net we want to buy costs £2. Just £2! Will you help us reach our target of 1,000 nets?
- You might choose to sponsor 1, 5, 10 or even a whopping 50 mozzie nets.
- Maybe you could raise the money as a class or school?
How to donate
Please visit the DoubleMe VirginGiving page.