SCHOOLS AGAINST MALARIA

Original Soft is a collaborating partner of Fundación Recover (a Spanish NGO dedicated to the development of African non-profit hospitals).

Like the flu in Spain, malaria is a very common disease in countries where Foundación Recover works, where children do not go to the doctor due to lack of resources and do not receive adequate treatment on time. Every two minutes, a child under the age of five, dies due to the lack of prevention and treatment of malaria. Although in recent years, as a result of WHO policies, there has been a 47% reduction in the global mortality rate due to this disease, there is still too much to do. In 2015, the estimated number of new cases of malaria was 214 million, with 438,000 deaths, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.

The “Schools Against Malaria” project, that runs Fundación Recover, aims to detect and treat the disease from the first symptom, in the schools themselves, so that children and teachers recover as soon as possible, reduce infant mortality and return to their classes. The project, which began in 2013, in the schools of Jesus Maria de Simbock and Mendong, two districts of Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, has enabled more than 1,000 children to be recovered and it is intended to be extended to other schools.

Through this article, Original-Soft, aims to support and make publics the health cooperation projects of the Recover Foundation and, specifically, the “Schools against Malaria” one.

Source: Fundación Recover