Fighting Malaria
In the isolated Zambezi delta village of Luawe, mothers may tell their children of a day to be remembered: “May 11th 2010 was when for the first time ever in the history of our· village, we not only heard about, but were actually given mosquito nets for each family".

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Malaria is especially a serious problem in Africa, where one in every five (20%) childhood deaths is due to the effects of the disease. An African child has on average between 1.6 and 5.4 episodes of malaria fever each year. And every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria.

mother_with_moscitonetThe nets were sponsored under a national campaign by UNICEF. Mercy Air ·
was approached by the regional government representative “Chefe de Posto” and requested air support for flying the nets in, as there are no roads leading to this remote region in central Mozambique.

This flight was made possible by you, our donor. Thank you for your part in saving precious lives. Several more follow-up flights are planned in that same region. Click here to find out more.

Statement

«For me, over and over again it is amazing how fast we can access regions with the aid of the Mercy Air helicopter – regions which can almost only be reached by air. This way we can reach people who otherwise would not receive any help fast, unbureaucratically and with a lasting effect.»

leanna_ward Leanna Ward, nurse for tropical diseases, Mosambik

Mercy Air in Action

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