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Malaria Free Cameroon

Bertoua, Cameroon

Malaria Free Cameroon

Bertoua, Cameroon

The aim of the Malaria Free Cameroon Project is to reduce the number of malaria deaths in Cameroon, Africa. The best prevention are mosquito nets and to inform the next generations about the correct use of the net and the disease.

F. Gerald Bobga from Hope Foundation e.V. | 
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About this project

The Malaria Free Cameroon project (MFC) was initiated in 2007 with the aim of reducing the deaths caused by Malaria in Cameroon. We target children under the age of 5, pregnant women and families. With our campaign we reach out to schools, villages, market places and family households. 

Project objectives
Education and Awareness: Through lectures and workshops in schools, cultural and health centres, we provide people with comprehensive information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment methods. We have also launched a very successful football tournament (Football4life), to raise awareness about malaria among youths.

Provision of mosquito nets: Mosquito nets remain the best protection; however, not everybody has the means to buy them. For this reason we provide people in need with free nets.

Malaria medication: Hope Foundation works in collaboration with health centres in rural areas. Here we lobby that people with small income, who have malaria, are supported with low cost drugs and given access to treatment.

The successes of the project
We are proud to have reached close to 10,000 people and distributed more than 2000 mosquito nets. We visited clinics to talk to pregnant women and to teach students in different schools, e.g. the village school Bangou and the Lycée de Tigaza. We further arranged community talks with underprivileged families on a regular basis, working in towns and cities such as Bertoua, Bali, Limbe and Yaoundé.

With a donation of 10 € a family can be protected with a specially treated mosquito net for 2-4 years against malaria.

These 10 € are luxury for people in Cameroon, because they have to live with less than 1 € per day.

Donate and spread the word! No one should die of malaria if it is preventable.

Updated at 18. March 2020