Concern Worldwide, a company limited by guarantee, Registered Company Number: 39647, Registered Revenue Number: CHY 5745,
Registered Charity Number: 20009090, Registered in Ireland,
Registered address is 52 – 55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2.
Phone: +353 1 417 7700
Malaria: innovation saves lives
Each month, more than 550 cases of malaria are treated by staff at the clinic. Concern Worldwide is looking at cost-effective, sustainable solutions to malaria that will help change this.
Impact on families
Among the patients are Stella Peter and her 10-month-old son Nizeleos. They are sharing a bed with another mother and infected child in the over-crowded ward. Like most mothers here, Stella has been forced to abandon her work in the fields and has left her other children behind to take her baby for treatment. She explains:
Malaria is a big problem in my family. I am a farmer. Right now I could be farming, but I am here losing time because of malaria. It hurts the health of my children. Even now, my three-year-old at home has malaria, but no one is available to take him to the hospital.
When searching for a cost effective solution to malaria, our staff along with environmental health officers were guided by the community to use indigenous plants to repel mosquitoes responsible for spreading the disease.