Fund mosquito nets to stop disease
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Get the buzz going on this Fundraiser! Just Rs 250 is enough for one mosquito net
Chikitsa decided not to end this Fundraiser before World Malaria Day on April 25
Chikitsa have just received their order of LLIN mosquito nets today and will begin distributing them in Sangam Vihar soon.
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The WHO guidance for the use of LLINs dates back to 2007, issued to control malaria. While huge strides have been made in this regard, India lags behind - and has the third highest number of malaria deaths in the world. These nets not only keep mosquitoes away from their prey, but the insecticide also repels or kills bugs that come into contact with them. LLINs are effective for upto five years, and help reduce mosquito breeding sites.WHY SANGAM VIHAR
Chikitsa have already been providing curative health services for the residents of this colony, where there is no sewage system and open drains run alongside its paths. A preventative measure like this will reduce the burden and spread of these mosquito-borne diseases, to which children, pregnant women and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.
There are lot of mosquitos in this area because we don't have proper sewer lines which leads to stagnant and dirty water... Monsoon season is very bad because the drains completely overflow into the road.
India bears a huge burden of mosquito-borne diseases, contributing 34 per cent of global dengue and 11 per cent of global malaria cases.
Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) have played an important role in the remarkable success in reducing malaria burden over the past decade. They are a core prevention tool, and widely used by people at risk of malaria.
Each mosquito net costs Rs 250. This Fundraiser aims to provide 500 to 600 LLINs for distribution to the low-income group community in Sangam Vihar. Chikitsa also plan to conduct awareness sessions on how to combat mosquito breeding in the area and collect information about all the beneficiaries to enable regular follow-ups to ensure correct and proper use of these mosquito nets.
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We are pleased to report that we have purchased and distributed a total of 175 LLIN mosquito nets in Sangam Vihar this July, with the funds raised through this Fundraiser and from other generous donors. They will benefit over 300 individuals this season.
All beneficiaries were advised on proper usage of these nets and guided in other ways to prevent vector-borne diseases in their community. While we focused on distributing this to all the residents in the colony, we gave priority to infants, expectant mothers, and the elderly - who are most susceptible to vector-borne disease. We will also be following up to ensure proper usage - Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets as they are called - as each net can be used effectively for upto five years.