For most African villagers the nearest health facility is 10 kilometers away. People suffering from malaria are often too weak to travel so far, and many children never make it to hospital. Most deaths from severe malaria in childhood could be prevented by prompt administration of effective anti-malarial treatment.
Community Drug Distributors (CDD) are volunteers who have been trained to identify the symptoms of malaria and dispense the proper medication. They also educate the community at weddings, funerals and other gatherings about the proper use of malaria medication and insecticide treated nets. This way the community is empowered to fight malaria. Your gift will provide a bicycle for a CDD, enabling her to cover more territory and treat and educate many more people.