WorldHope
Corps Malawi completed its assigned distribution of 1000 anti-malaria mosquito
nets this month to 11 villages, 6 Community Based Organizations (CBO) and one
prison in northern Malawi—thanks to the generosity of sponsors in Berkeley and
at Holman UMC in Los Angeles.  

So many parents and
guardians are happy and thankful for the ‘household to household’ gifts of
high-quality, safe, insect repellant, mosquito nets purchased in behalf of sponsors
in the USA.  

Due to heavy rains and
unpaved, impassable roads to the targeted villages, our scheduled distributions
in April were delayed until May when they were all distributed. Other
obstacles encountered which had to overcome included tight schedules of our
partners from the Ministry of Health and their Health Surveillance Assistants.  

Together, we were finally able to distribute
nets to families and demonstrate how to care, hang and sleep under them (since
70% of the people sleep on mats and not beds).


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During
distributions our WHC Mw team discovered that at least 30 kids between 2 years
and 5 years suffered from Malaria last year, most unable to travel the long
distance to a health center.  One three-year-old
girl, Lonjenzo, for example, was down with malaria three times between January
2017 and May 2017 due to lack of protection from Mosquito bites.  But now their story is different since kids
now have nets to protect them as they sleep on their bed or mat. 



WE WERE ONLY ABLE TO BUY AND DISTSRIBUTE 1000 NETS THIS YEAR.  IN ORER TO AQUIRE AND DISTRIBUTE AT LEAST 364 MORE NETS IN OUR TEN TARGETED COMMUNITIES, WE NEED MORE SPONSORS.  OUR “HOUSEHOLD TO HOUSEHOLD” NEED IS  $10 PER NET X 364 PERSONS.  WE NEED DONATIONS TOTALING $3,640 TO COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM.


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Lonjezo (Promise in English) is three years old and was treated
three times this year for Malaria.

WorldHope Corps training at Kholongo Health Centre.

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Healthy Surveillance Assistant  Pachalo Mwale at Thukutu CBO demonstrates
how to hang, care and sleep under the net 

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Pachalo Mwale responds to questions
and superstitions concerning treated mosquito nets

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Lonjezo, 3 years old, receives a net for herself at Thukutu CBO

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Madalitso (Blessings in English) is a happy, 3 year old, after
receiving her 
very own net during the distribution at Thukutu CBO

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