Problems of access to medical treatment in the case of Malaria here. We need medicines to treat people – mainly children – who are affected in large numbers..
In this image Kawan, a newborn child from Sumba is with his mother. He’s only a few weeks old. He is one of the categories of people most affected here and now by malaria.
The needs for medical equipment and medicines are essential at this time. The authorities and the state services concerned do not care and do not have the means to buy the drugs that many families should have to treat one of their own.
As we told you above, we are linked to Malaria is very endemic here, where we are at work at the moment, with the Foundation and Kawan Baik teams as part of the “Water Connections” project.
This disease remains the most critical parasitosis and mainly affects children under five and pregnant women. The malaria parasite is mainly transmitted at night when it is bitten by a female mosquito, itself infected after biting an individual with malaria.
I had an interview a few days ago with the doctors on site, the local health authority and even our friend Khris (the Bupati of Sumba East, his Regent), who shared their immense concerns with us, linked to this epidemic of Malaria, which is raging at the moment.
Their words are clear and precise: “-The disease mainly affects young children, children under five, vulnerable people, especially those whose immune system is weakened by other diseases linked to poverty and undernourishment. . Pregnant women are also concerned… We have nothing to treat them!”.
If you feel like it, you can act, not for us, but for everyone there.