The distribution of mosquito nets to 11,000 mothers and children in remote Tanzanian villages is nearing completion. More than £50,000 raised at this year’s Meetings & Incentive Travel Industry Awards paid for the specially treated nets to be distributed via Save The Children.
The picture shows John Kalage, Save the Children’s director of programme implementation in Tanzania, who travelled from Dar es Salaam to take part in a net distribution event in the remote village of Nanjilini. Kalage met hundreds of mothers that are desperate to do what they can to keep themselves and their children safe from malaria. Together, Save the Children and M&IT readers are giving them the support they need.
A Save The Children spokesperson said: “We cannot deliver our life saving work without the donors that partner with us or our dedicated staff. Our assistant programme officers are working to educate vulnerable communities on how they can better prevent the transmission of malaria and are distributing the nets children need to sleep safe from malaria at night. Our officers work in collaboration with community health volunteers and district government officials to assess the communities with the greatest need, helping us to make sure that we are making a difference where it matters most.
“With the support of M&IT, Save the Children is helping 11,000 children in over 300 villages in the remote Lindi region of Tanzania to stay safe from the threat of malaria. We are working to educate parents on malaria prevention and giving them the insecticide treated nets they need. Thank you to the M&IT Awards for your support. Together, we are saving children’s lives.”