Personal Story: My Children Are Now Sleeping Sound
Over the past few months, families in Liberia have been receiving long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets to protect themselves from malaria. In total, 80,000 nets have been distributed to protect over 160,000 Liberians, including Oretha Teah and her baby daughter.
Oretha Teah, 35, received five nets from the malaria control staff of the Ministry of Health. Upon receiving nets, she said: I got five nets for me and my eight children. We have had no mosquito nets in this house because we not afford to buy one. We burned three “mosquito coils” each night. My children got sick many times from the smoke. Now, they are sleeping sound because there is no more smoke.
Thanks to the partnership between MNM, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare, many families across Liberia are now sleeping safe and sound from malaria.
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