Mosquito Netting for Young Children to Prevent Disease – Thailand
Location: Mae Ramard and Phitsanulok, Thailand
Beneficiaries: 280 households of parents and children
The houses of the children in Pearl S. Buck Foundation Thailand’s program area are made mostly from wood, bamboo or leaves, and are old and in poor condition. They use nets to prevent disease-bearing insects and mosquitos from coming in, but much of the netting is old and full of holes, and many families do not have the means to buy new netting, enough netting, or to repair the netting they have.
Provide enough new netting for children and their families to keep out mosquitos and insects that carry malaria, dengue hemorrhagic fever, and other diseases.
Project Goal Amount
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- Provide new netting big enough for both individuals and up to three people sleeping together.
- Educate families about the prevention and elimination of mosquito breeding sites, such as around pooling water and opened leftover food.
- Keep young children and their families from falling ill to mosquito and insect-borne diseases and illness.