Satosense’s #SleepInSecurity Mosquito Net Donation Pledge
By giving a loved one a Satosense Gift Set, or by making an order over £75, you will enable us to donate at least 1 Mosquito Net to a family in need, to help stop children dying from Malaria.
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By purchasing from Satosense, you will be doing your part to help save children's lives in Malaria-risk countries.
We provide at least 1 insecticidal-mosquito net, made to the World Health Organisation Standard, to prevent children dying from malaria every time you make a qualifying purchase.
We hope that you will sleep soundly in your Satosense Pillowcases and Eye Masks knowing that a child will be sleeping in security because of you!
Growing up malaria-free will give them the health and energy to go to grow up strong, get an education, and grow up to build better futures for themselves, their families and communities.
We are currently in the process of partnering up with malaria-focused charities to deliver on our pledge.
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The Malaria Problem
Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are spread to humans by the bites of infected mosquitoes. It most severely impacts some of the poorest regions in the world – from Sub-Saharan Africa to Bangladesh.
Medical symptoms range from fever, headache, and chills to severe anaemia, respiratory distress and eventually death.
This drastically affects children's ability to study and adult's ability to work.
This in turn cripples these already impoverished people's prospects of working towards a better future – it is truly a vicious cycle.
Malaria is preventable and curable, but there are significant challenges to overcome before the world will be malaria free.
- 216 million cases of malaria in 91 countries, an increase of 5 million cases over 2015
- 445,000 people died of the disease.
- Babies and young kids are most vulnerable to the disease, 70% of these malaria deaths were of children Under 5 years old.
- That's 0.86 people every minute! / That's almost 1 person every minute!
That’s the life of a child every two minutes!
What can be done to help?
Long-Lasting Insecticidal Mosquito Nets (LLINs)
Mosquito nets treated with long-lasting insecticides are a highly effective for preventing the spread of malaria. They help stop mosquitos from biting and infecting people as they sleep at night.
People living in these high malaria-risk regions need to be educated and trained on why and how to use these nets, so that they can more effectively protect themselves from catching the disease.
LLINs, when maintained properly, can remain effective for between 2-3 years, which makes it very economical.
Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS)
Indoor spraying of residual insecticides is also a powerful way to reduce malaria transmission.
Its potential is realized when at least 80% of houses in targeted areas are sprayed.
IRS is effective for 3–6 months, depending on the insecticide formulation used and the type of surface on which it is sprayed.
In some settings, multiple spray rounds are needed to protect the population for the entire malaria season.
If you are interested to learn more about malaria and what measures can be taken to prevent it, the following website from the World Health Organisation is a fantastic resource: http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/malaria