Malaria is the largest killer of children in West Africa. Each year, this mosquito-borne disease is responsible for the deaths of 20,000 Malian children under the age of five. In 2017, it is estimated that 3,320,228 people in Mali contracted malaria and 10% of those cases were severe.
In the region of Ouelessebougou, over 90% of the population contracts malaria annually. Insecticide-treated mosquito nets help reduce the burden of malaria, but they are not enough. Sadly, children will continue to die without increased malaria control efforts.
What about the future of our children? How can our family be good without having children? Impossible. Our children are our lives. I do not want to bury any more children because of malaria. They are our everything.
Maimouna Samake, a mother from Tamala
Maimouna has lost two of her three children to malaria. Her son died last summer when he was only two days old.
We are taking a different approach than others have historically to prevent malaria in Mali: integrated mosquito management. This dynamic combination of methods will accomplish sustainable and ecologically-sensitive mosquito control in Ouelessebougou.
Together we can save thousands of children's lives.
Please contribute to our Integrated Mosquito Management Program. 100% of your donation will directly support our malaria control efforts.