The Problem

In just one three-month period, 180,000 cases of malaria were reported in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Of those cases, approximately 1/3 died. A disease that could have been prevented took 60,000 lives, those mostly of women and children, too soon. Still, many Cameroonians resist sleeping under mosquito nets…

AIDSfreeAFRICA is working to change that with the Malaria Free Zone program.

The Solution

AIDSfreeAFRICA aims to:

  • Reduce the number of hospital-acquired cases of malaria by preventing mosquitos from getting into hospitals.
  • Reduce the percentage of income that Cameroonians have to spend on malaria-related admissions. The cost to fit a house with mosquito nets is much less than hospital bills.
  • Educate and hire unemployed youth to implement our program by installing netting throughout villages, hospitals, and clinics, as well as educating peers.
  • Involve the village community and create a self-sustaining program that can exist without overseeing managers.
  • Provide the supplies necessary to install netting such as nails, wood, saws and blades, hammers, and even volunteers.
  • Involve the Global fund and National Malaria Control Council of the Cameroon government. The MFZ program is not intended to stand alone; it is one other strategy that can be added to the malaria-fighting options currently available.

Get Involved

Do you live in a malaria-stricken country? Do you want to join this malaria-fighting movement?
It’s simple; contact AIDSfreeAFRICA here and choose “donate time”. Tell them your location and they will send you how-to information.
To donate money, or equipment, check out the AIDSfreeAFRICA official site and click on “donate”.

Team Contact

Rolande Hodel