Kids Aid Tanzania has protected some 10,000 children from malaria by distributing World Health Organisation-approved bed nets. Every 45 seconds a child under the age of 5 dies from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Millions of children get sick from the disease. It is caused by the bite of the female anopholes mosquito which is active from dusk to dawn. Sleeping under a long-life insecticide-impregnated bed net provides protection. Nets are only given out after people have been educated on how malaria is caused.
Click here to see a video of our distribution of 3,200 nets in the Bugarika squatter settlement
Click here to see a video of our distribution of 2,700 nets to 15 villages on Ukerewe Island and to schools, colleges, health centres and a hospital in the Masai region around Arusha
Click here to see photos of some of the orphanages and street children's centres who have benefitted