Project information

The Butterfly Tree Malaria Prevention - Zambia

Malaria kills over 1 million people a year, 75% are children under the age of five in Africa. Infant mortality can be reduced through prevention by the use of insecticide-treated nets, a safe insecticidal coating and granules to put in stagnant water to prevent larva from developing into mosquito

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Charity information: The Butterfly Tree

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  • Need

    Need

    Until a cure is found we can must use prevention methods and decrease the number of new cases of malaria. The government contributions are limited and there are insufficient support in remote areas. Our aim is to expand our existing malaria prevention programme by the use of new safe interventions. Education also helps communities to identify the symptoms of malaria and ensure them that by using the impregnated mosquito nets protection an effective method is available.

    Solution

    By providing rural health centres in the communities of the Southern Province of Zambia with sufficient mosquito nets, which provide personal protection. To provide further protection by the use of new safe interventions. One product is an insecticidal coating, painted on walls of dwellings and lasts for two years. The other is in granule form and when placed in pools of stagnant water and streams it prevents the larva developing into mosquito. Both products are harmless to humans and animals.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Mosquito nets - to provide adequate impregnated nets for the prevention of malaria

    Activities

    » Provide adequate impregnated mosquito nets through fundraising and awareness, distributing them to remote villages in Zambia

    By collecting data and results from remote villages and show that the number of new cases have been reduced


    Aim 2

    Provide a safe insecticidal coating for the inside of dwellings, which lasts for two years

    Activities

    » Raise funds and awareness through the government, seek grants and donations from corporate and individual and social media

    Using the malaria tesing kits to diagnose the symptoms, collecting the data and reporting on the results that the neccessary treatment has provided recovery


    Aim 3

    Provide granules, which prevent larva from developing into mosquito when placed in pools or streams

    Activities

    » Raise funds and awareness through the government, seek grants and donations from corporate and individual and social media

    Demonstrating that more people are using mosquito and presenting their symptoms to a clinical office at a rural health centre


  • Impact

    Impact

    This will provide communities with greater protection of malaria. In addition to mosquito nets the new interventions can provide maximum protection. These interventions are safe and have been certified and tested with astonishing results. Zambia has experienced a malaria crisis in 2016, with districts reporting over 6,000 cases and deaths in young children. In areas where the new applications have been used zero or very few cases of malaria have been reported. Potentially eradicating malaria.

    Risk

    Their are no risks involved

    Reporting

    Feedback will be sent to donors in the form of reports, newsletters, photographs and The Butterfly Tree website posts. We have a proven record of transparency and a reputation of sound communication with our donors

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Mosquito nets Provide 2000 mosquito nets to rural villages
      £5,000 Insecticidal coating Protects 1000 households
      £5,000 Granules for stagnant water Protection for 400 villages

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Saga CT £9,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    The Kazungula District of the Southern Province of Zambia. Malaria is prevalent all the year round and most especially during the rainy season from November to April. This is a vast area with the main towns being Livingstone and Kazungula. These towns are close to the Victoria Falls and the borders of Zimbabwe and Botswana. However much of the District comprises of remote villages, which can become inaccessible during the rainy season. The access to the villages is usually by single track.

    Beneficiaries

    The beneficiaries will be people primarily living below the poverty line, most especially in rural areas, with an emphasis on children under the age of five and pregnant women. We will target areas where there is a high prevalence of malaria and communities that do not receive any other support. Primarily due to the HIV pandemic Zambia has 1.2 million orphans, as of all our projects these vulnerable children will be given priority.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a proven record of transparency, a trustworthy team of ground staff and have a reputation for getting things done. One of our team is Chairman for Livingstone malaria board and another is an Environmental Officer. We are all volunteers, and no personal or administration fees are deducted. This enables all monies raised to go directly into grass roots project. We are the first charity in the world to use the new intervention with very effective results.

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    People

    Mrs Sweso Museke

    Qualified Environmental Officer at Mukuni Health Centre. Highly experienced in malaria prevention, will oversee workshops, monitoring and evaluation

    Mr Stain Musungaila

    Stain introduced the new products to Zambia, works with government officers to identify areas of need and trains community workers for the project

    Mr Mupotola Siloka

    Secretary to The Butterfly Tree Zambia. Will ensure all monies be used for intended purpose and report on the outcome

Twins contract malaria

Twins contract malaria

£100

Buys 20 mosquito nets

Every 40 seconds a child dies from malaria

Jane Kaye-Bailey