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Life-Saving Nets in Liberia
Cecilia's Story
Nothing But Nets in Liberia
Cecilia
Cecilia's Story

Cecilia is a mother of seven from Youboro, Liberia. 

“I had malaria many times and, even during my 
pregnancy, malaria caught me three times,” 
she explains.

Two years ago, Cecilia lost her brother to malaria. “He was sick with fever for a long time and then he started to vomit a lot. We were too far from the hospital, it was too late.  My brother was only 35,” Cecilia says. 

 “At the time, the road was very bad. It was almost impossible to reach the health center," she continues.  When the rainy season comes in April, most of the roads in Cecilia's area become impassable and cut off many communities from health care.  Prevention—with insecticide-treated bed nets—is their only defense against deadly malaria.

Cecilia received her first bed net when her youngest, Paylicee, was just three weeks old.  Her baby hasn't yet been infected with malaria.  Cecilia has great hope that her youngest child will never suffer with this terrible disease, as she will put her to sleep each night under a life-saving bed net.

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Nothing But Nets in Liberia
Nothing But Nets in Liberia

In 2008 and 2009, Nothing But Nets provided 60,000 bed nets to support the UN Refugee Agency's work to protect refugees in Liberia who were reintegrating into their home communities.

Since the beginning of the political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire late in 2010, thousands of Ivoirians were forced to flee to neighboring Liberia. UNHCR provided families with food, water, and shelter, the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign stepped up to provide urgently needed bed nets to over 70,000 refugees.

In April 2011, Nothing But Nets followers provided enough support in one month to send 40,000 bed nets to Liberia, ensuring a healthier future for refugee families in need.

In total, Nothing But Nets supporters have enabled 100,000 bed nets to be distributed in Liberia to help prevent malaria.

 

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Life-Saving Nets in Liberia
Life-Saving Nets in Liberia

Population at risk for malaria:4,190,000

Malaria cases in 2012: 1,407,455

Malaria deaths in 2012: 1,725

 

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