Every day, people in developing countries die from malnutrition, diarrhea, and malaria. These deaths are completely preventable. Thousands of children who needlessly perish could be saved by affordable treatments – including vaccinations, clean water, antibiotics, and nutritious food.
The vicious cycle of poverty is perpetuated by the lack of access to and high costs of healthcare and medicine. Oftentimes, people who live in remote areas do not have the ability to travel for medical treatment or simply cannot afford it in the first place.
Project Refuge helps marginalized communities implement localized initiatives that promote health, prevent disease, and greatly improve well being. We provide holistic solutions that empower vulnerable people to develop healthy habits and happy lives.
of all child deaths are related to undernutrition
people worldwide live in extreme (less than $1.90 per day)
cases of malaria led to 440,000 deaths in 2016
Mosquito nets or insecticide-treated nets (ITN) are one of the most effective ways to prevent malaria. Since 2001, the increase of ITN usage has saved 6.2 million lives. The nets not only provide a physical barrier between people and the malaria-carrying mosquitoes, but also repels and kills mosquitoes. When an entire community uses these nets, the overall mosquito population and their lifespan is reduced, resulting in the decrease of malaria.
Malaria is the third leading cause of death in Uganda.Project Refuge has begun a pilot program to distribute mosquito nets in Namirembe village. We hope to expand this project to more communities and reduce the prevalence of malaria in Uganda. To do this, we need your help to bring more nets to more villages to save more lives.