March 8, 2012
Aloe’s just back from Ghana, West Africa where took a few days out to learn about the impact of malaria – a preventable disease that tragically claims the life of a child every minute.
Aloe was with charity Malaria No More UK (http://malarianomore.org.uk), whose vital work supports Ghana’s goal to make sure everyone has access to a mosquito net by the end of 2012.
Aloe spent four days with a film crew and the Malaria No More UK team seeing firsthand the impact of malaria. The disease takes a heavy toll on all aspects of life in Ghana, accounting for around a third of all hospital admissions and more than a quarter of deaths amongst young children.
Aloe met many people involved in the malaria fight including health workers, community leaders, and families who have suffered from the disease. He also visited a community which has just benefited from a major malaria prevention programme distributing free mosquito nets. This vital work is part of an ongoing collaborative effort, including Malaria No More UK, that has already seen over 2.5 million mosquito nets distributed to help protect up to five million people, that’s around one fifth of Ghana’s total population.
Watch this space for the launch of an inspiring short film about Aloe’s trip going live in the run up to World Malaria Day on 25th April! In the meantime, check out Malaria No More UK’s work saving lives in Ghana here:
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