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    One step toward stopping malaria in Bidi Bidi

    DAY 75

    The Road to Wellness

    Malaria is a real problem in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement. In fact, 25% of all patients who visit health clinics in Bidi Bidi are suffering from the illness.

    Dr. Arslan Malik is on ARC’s emergency response team. He knows that there are certain things that can go a long way in helping to prevent malaria, like using mosquito nets at night. But, he says, there’s a catch. “The people here are not really getting any mosquito nets. When I was talking with communities, this was something they really wanted.”

    When asked for his idea, Dr. Malik knew straight away what he would like to do – get the most vulnerable people in Bidi Bidi mosquito nets.

    Jeannette is one of the women who received a net. Although she’s on her own, her neighbors pitch in to take care of her. She doesn’t have much, but what she does have, she appreciates deeply. So when the team approached her with the gift of a mosquito net, she was all smiles.

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