Innovative ways the youths can fight against Malaria in Wakitaka - a discussion
Many families have been affected by Malaria and HIV/Aids in Wakitaka. Having discussed the problem of Malaria, the youths are eager to get involved in fighting Malaria in their community.
Some few families consider buying a mosquito net for a mother who is pregnant. But after giving birth, the families rarely consider buying one for the children. Many parents use mosquito nets while their children do not. A net costs about 4$ sometimes 5$ and very few families in Wakitaka are using any measure to prevent Malaria.
In Uganda, malaria is the leading cause of mortality. It is endemic in 95% of the country, and forms 30-50% of the outpatient department attendance, 20% of in-patient admissions, and 9-14% of the deaths of admitted cases. (http://allafrica.com/stories/200811240746.html)
Malaria impacts negatively on the impoverished society where an estimated 25% of household income is spent treating the disease. That’s the kind of situation in most of our rural communities including Wakitaka. The little savings by families end up being spent on treatment for malaria.
Wakitaka youths would like to take part in the fight against malaria starting with their community but would wish Neighbors to help find ways in which the youths can get involved in the wipe malaria out of Wakitaka community.
The youths are not so much concerned about having bed-nets themselves, but would like to help especially the kids in Wakitaka. Find ways how the youths could get involved. Any educational resources, ideas where to get cheap bed-nets, community awareness campaign ideas, etc are welcome.