Mosquito Nets for Children, Helping to Prevent Malaria

Posted by Spalding Hurst

March 3, 2023

Sister Aruna Ekka, is dedicated to helping others in Kutuderi. She recently helped distribute mosquito nets to children living in a local hostel. The nets were generously donated by the Fondazione Fratelli Dimenticati, a non-profit organization committed to helping those in need.

The children were thrilled to receive the mosquito nets. For many of them, this was the first time they had received such an important gift. With the help of the nets, the children can now sleep soundly at night, free from the threat of malaria and other mosquito-borne illnesses.

Aruna Ekka, SCN

Preventing malaria is of utmost importance, especially in areas like Kutuderi. Malaria is a serious illness caused by a parasite that is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes. The disease can cause fever, chills, and flu-like symptoms, and in severe cases, it can lead to organ failure and even death.

Children are particularly vulnerable to malaria, and those living in poverty-stricken areas with limited access to health care are at an even greater risk. Mosquito nets are a simple yet effective way to prevent the spread of malaria. By creating a physical barrier between humans and mosquitoes, mosquito nets can significantly reduce the number of bites and the risk of infection.

In addition to providing mosquito nets, education, and awareness campaigns are also crucial in the fight against malaria. Communities must be informed of the importance of using nets consistently and correctly, and health care workers must be trained to diagnose and treat malaria promptly.

Thanks to the efforts of Sister Aruna Ekka, the children in Kutuderi now have a better chance of staying healthy and safe from malaria. It is through these simple acts of kindness and generosity that we can make a real difference in the world.

1 Comment

  1. Ann Palatty

    Sleep well, Girls, and defeat malaria. Thank you, Aruna, for this compassionate gesture.

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