Spreading the Net of Awareness: World Malaria Day

Malaria, a mosquito-borne parasitic disease, is estimated by the World Health Organization to infect 400 to 500 million people worldwide each year - and to have caused the deaths of almost 200 million people. [1]

In rural areas like Sukadana in West Kalimantan, the village where Project ASRI is based, the disease is more prevalent. So we have distributed mosquito nets - a widely-accepted method of prevention- to families in the 30 villages surrounding Gunung Palung National Park, in exchange for seedlings used for reforestation.

 

 

 

 

[1] "Malaria Overview," Doctors Without Borders. Retrieved 19:48, April 25, 2012, from http://doctorswithoutborders.org/news/issue.cfm?id=2395

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Rosevan is the Administrative Associate at Health In Harmony, based in Portland, OR.