In just one three month period, 180,000 cases of Malaria were reported in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Of those cases, approximately 1/3 died. A disease that could have been prevented took 60,000 lives, those mostly of women and children, too soon. Still, however, many Cameroonians resist sleeping under mosquito nets..
We hope to change that with our newest endeavor, the Malaria Free Zone project.
While bed nets are effective in preventing the transmission of malaria while one sleeps, it may not be enough. Just getting up to use the bathroom at night might result in a lethal bug bite. The MFZ project does not limit itself to bed nets. Instead, we aim to use recycled bed nets as window and door screens to keep the mosquitos out at all times of the day. Or, as Cameroonians say, “Let air in, keep bugs out”. It is a simple solution, making it all the more valuable and possible.
MALARIA FREE ZONE