Tanzania

What a Net Can Do to Prevent Malaria
What a Net Can Do
What a Net Can Do to Prevent Malaria

Pamela's two children and husband are her world. Her family lives in Marangu, Tanzania, at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

For years, Pamela feared that malaria might take her life—or her son’s. 

She had every right to worry: malaria, spread by a single mosquito bite, kills more than 1,400 children every day. She rushed her son Elihuruma, 6, to the hospital many times when he was weak from fevers caused by malaria.

When she was pregnant with Mary, a health worker gave her an insecticide-treated bed net like those provided by Nothing But Nets supporters. The volunteer patiently showed Pamela how to tuck the net under the mattress. She learned these simple nets could protect her family from deadly malaria.  

Now Pamela, her husband, and children sleep beneath nets. None of them gets sick any more. 18-month-old Mary happily toddles around. Elihuruma sings in the children's choir and doesn't miss a day of school.

And Pamela is strong enough to tend her chickens and goats. A simple net changed this family's future.

Photo: Stuart Ramson/Insider Images for the UN Foundation

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Nothing But Nets in Tanzania

In 2013 Nothing But Nets Champion and NBA star Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and campaign founder Rick Reilly traveled with Nothing But Nets to Tanzania to help distribute 38,000 bed nets to refugee camps run by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).  Thanks in part to the help of our Nothing But Nets supporters, malaria has dropped from the leading killer of refugees to the number five cause of death.

Previously in 2009 Nothing But Nets identified 4 camps in Tanzania with the help of UNHCR with the highest number of deaths from malaria and most immediate need for bed nets for their refugees: Kanembwa, Lugufu, Mtablia, Nyarugusu. That year, Nothing But Nets supporters helped send 20,000 life-saving nets to protect 110,000 refugees at risk of malaria - covering the entire refugee population in Tanzania at the time!

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Life-Saving Nets in Tanzania

Population at risk for malaria: 47,810,000

Malaria cases in 2012: 2,441,750

Malaria deaths in 2012: 7,820

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Tanzania
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