Real life stories
Malaria kills a child in Africa every minute.* But Malaria is easily preventable and chemically treated mosquito nets are one of the most effective ways to tackle the disease. Watch our video to find out how just £5 can save a life.
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*World Health Organization
In 1943, the US government signed up the Seven Dwarfs to spread the message about malaria prevention. The educational short, produced by Disney and the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs for showing in Latin America, is a fascinating watch but does contain some dated techniques for fighting malaria!
Kashizhi Chihiuga, from Zambia, used to walk for hours to the nearest health clinic every time she, or her children, became ill with malaria. But now, because people like you support our work, Kashizhi has two new mosquito nets that will protect her family from malaria. Watch to see just how happy she is.
This video tells the story of Lui River, a swampy area in Zambia, near to the Angolan border, where our partner ZAC is engaged in the fight against malaria. Lui River's seven communities have seen a dramatic reduction in malaria cases and related deaths, thanks to the efforts of community volunteers.
Malaria is one of the world's biggest killers, and Christian Aid and its partners work on a range of initiatives to combat this preventable disease. One project in the Democratic Republic of Congo uses animation and music to educate people about the threat posed by the disease and to teach them how to protect themselves and their families against it.
Christian Aid has already distributed more than 400,000 nets working with Nets for Life partners. The project seeks to equip vulnerable families with treated nets and to educate communities about both the prevention and the treatment of malaria. Watch this video to find out more.
Elizabeth Adebayo and her daughters live in a malaria-prone area in Nigeria and have all been struck down by the disease. In this video, Elizabeth talks about how difficult it is to prevent malaria in a community with few resources.
This clip is from What is Disease?, a short film released by the US Information Service in 1944 as part of a campaign to educate people about malaria at a time when it was still a worldwide problem. Since then, the disease has been eradicated in the UK and the US, but it still remains a huge problem in many developing countries.
In this video, 12-year-old Helen Akoth chats to community health volunteer Rogers Ochieng Otieno about how having a mosquito net has changed her life. Rogers also learns that Helen's net is torn and highlights that it needs to be replaced. Read about Rogers, the man they call 'The Doctor', and his life-saving work in Kenya.