10,000 PermaNet mosquito nets to a community in need
Malaria No More first visited Saaba, Burkina Faso with MNM Ambassador Katharine McPhee and her husband Nick Cokas, who helped fund a school at the AESSO Community Center in 2007. Today, in partnership with the director at AESSO, Patricia Rouamba, we’re working to ensure every student attending school this year, and every child living at the orphanage will sleep under a life-saving mosquito net at night. The health clinics will also be stocked with nets, so that every malaria patient seen and every pregnant woman who comes for her check-in will be sent home with a new mosquito net.
But delivering nets isn’t enough. MNM worked closely with the dedicated Peace Corps volunteers who conducted a special “training of trainers” for AESSO staff members. Thanks to Peace Corps, every teacher, health practitioner and administrator at the AESSO Community Center knows how to prevent, diagnose and treat malaria, as well as how to teach their fellow community members what they learned. Patricia even hosted an event to further raise awareness of malaria and the availability of the nets.
As always, we are in awe of the dedication of our partners in the field and around the world. This would not have been possible without people like Patricia, tireless Peace Corps volunteers, the commitment of Vestergaard-Frandsen and the support of Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Health. Long-lasting mosquito nets were funded by donors like you, and PermaNet manufacturer Vestergaard-Frandsen matched your dollars to help us deliver 10,000 nets.