From the field
When Nigerian farmer Emmanuel Ikyegh was given a mosquito net, he hoped it would keep his children safe from malaria. He never bargained on it keeping their bellies full too.
Armed with vital health knowledge and chemically treated mosquito nets, Fuseini Salifu is protecting his community from malaria – and saving lives.
Once, Rose Athiambo and her children lived at the mercy of malaria. But thanks to their community health volunteer, Rogers, they now sleep under a chemically treated net each night and understand how best to stop the spread of disease.
Malaria Control Agents are thought of as heroes in their communities. Across Africa, they and other volunteers give their time for free to help fight the deadly disease. And in Zambia, their distinctive blue uniforms are essential for their life-saving work.
Rogers Ochieng Otieno, a volunteer community health worker in Kenya, used to have to trek for miles to protect families from deadly malaria.
In 2002, Kelezo Nganga, from Zambia, lost her six-year-old son Denny to malaria. Now she does all she can to help her community fight the disease.
In the next 10 minutes, 14 children in Africa will die from malaria. But in the same short time, a malaria control agent like Innocent could save a child’s life with a rapid diagnostic test.
Kelezo Nganga lost her son Denny to malaria when he was just six years old. So she of all people knows how much your Nets Now! gifts mean to Christian Aid.
Elizabeth Adebayo and her daughters live in a malaria-prone area in Nigeria. They have all been struck down by the disease and experienced the horrendous symptoms that it brings. In this video, Elizabeth recalls exactly what they went through.