The Butterfly Tree

The Butterfly Tree Malaria Prevention - Zambia

Malaria kills over 1 million people a year, 75% are children under the age of five in Africa. Infant mortality can be reduced through prevention by the use of insecticide-treated nets, a safe insecticidal coating and granules to put in stagnant water to prevent larva from developing into mosquito

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It ran from 10:31 AM, 30 March 2012 to 5:07 PM, 23 February 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1118084)

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  • Every 40 seconds a child dies from malaria

    — Jane Kaye-Bailey

  • The application of the products in Chuunga, Syafwebafwebam Siejoba, Siazibola, Zwanga, Jafuta, Syankondo and Kafekwa areas of Mukuni Chiefdom has contributed to the reduction of malaria in Mukuni area. This is because the chemicals are highly effective in fighting the malaria vector.

    — Kazungula District Medical Officer

  • Every 40 seconds a child dies from malaria

    — Jane Kaye-Bailey

  • The application of the products in Chuunga, Syafwebafwebam Siejoba, Siazibola, Zwanga, Jafuta, Syankondo and Kafekwa areas of Mukuni Chiefdom has contributed to the reduction of malaria in Mukuni area. This is because the chemicals are highly effective in fighting the malaria vector.

    — Kazungula District Medical Officer

Situation

Until a cure is found prevention methods are vital to decrease the number of new cases of malaria. The government contributions are limited and there is insufficient support in remote areas. Our aim is to expand our existing malaria prevention programme by the use of new safe interventions. Education also helps communities to identify the symptoms of malaria and ensure themusing the impregnated mosquito nets protection an effective method is available.

Solution

By providing rural health centres in the communities of the Southern Province of Zambia with sufficient mosquito nets, which provide personal protection. To provide further protection by the use of new safe interventions. One product is an insecticidal coating, painted on walls of dwellings and lasts for two years. The other is in granule form and when placed in pools of stagnant water and streams it prevents the larva developing into mosquito. Both products are harmless to humans and animals.