“Malaria is a problem. When the children get malaria it weakens them to the extent of death. Mosquito nets could be a solution.
Recently, I received the above message, in an email, from Sister Theresa the Head Teacher of the Good Shepherd School.
As you know HUGS provides excellent education for the children at both the Good Shepherd and St Zoe’s schools, but we all know that children learn best when they are fit and well. If the children are getting Malaria then we have to do something about this.
The WHO (World Health Organisation) says, “Most deaths occur in young children living in Africa, where a child dies every minute from Malaria”.
Malaria is a preventable and curable. Long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets are one of the ways to prevent Malaria infection as they create a protective barrier against Mosquitoes at night. Whole communities can be protected in this way. We already provide nets for the boarders at St. Zoe’s school but we would like to expend the programme to provide nets to our other children.
If you would like to be part of this programme and help protect the children from this dreadful disease then please buy an Insecticide treated Mosquito Net for just £3. HUGS will make sure these are bought and distributed and will keep you updated by this Blog.