In a world where children die daily due to diseases, hunger, insecurity and the lack of basic amenities of life, the future of our tomorrow is becoming bleak. Malaria is a deadly disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Children under 5 years of age are at high risk of malaria due to their vulnerable immune system. One of the ways recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) is the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets.
A lot of children are lucky to sleep under treated mosquito nets but there are also the less privileged ones whose parents are not financially stable to afford one. Children with malaria die daily and this causes psychological traumas to their parents. An insecticide-treated mosquito net is simply a mosquito net treated with insecticides. Mosquito nets are attached over beds to prevent insect bites. A mosquito net allows easy penetration of light and air but keeps insects like mosquitoes and ants away. They are more effective in preventing mosquito bites than the conventional untreated nets. These treated nets are effective for 2-3 years.
I am begging for insecticide-treated mosquito nets. The high rate of malaria due to mosquito bites in my community has caused me to call out for help from philanthropists. I am in my first year in college where I am studying Applied Microbiology. I live in a village where the inhabitants find it hard to survive. Most families in my village barely feed three times a day. They cannot afford to protect themselves from these blood-sucking insects. My community is in anguish due to the high mortality rate witnessed recently.
My elder sister lost her two children last week to malaria. My beloved chess tutor lost his only son to malaria too. I lost my little best friend two days ago and my heart is heavy as I write this to you; oh kind giver. There are other cases that I do not know of right now. I am in deep sorrow as there is little or nothing I can do to help. I do not have a stable source of income to buy these treated nets for every family in my village. These children are dying daily and there is nothing we can do about it. Some international medical personnel recently came to my village last week to educate us on the importance of using insecticide-treated mosquito nets. They left us with just words but did not give us the treated nets. I told my academic adviser about this and she told me to write to beggar.news to get help for my community. This is my little way of bringing help to my community.
Insecticide-treated mosquito nets will go a long way to reduce child mortality in my community. These children are the hope of my poor people. They are the future we see. This kind act will go a long way to bring back smiles and take away gloom from the faces of my dear people. Please help my community. Please help the world. Thank you.