Millions of people in Nigeria, one of the most endemic countries in Africa for lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantiasis) and malaria, are suffering and dying from these mosquito-borne diseases. Lymphatic filariasis causes swelling of the extremities and permanent disability, while malaria can cause high fever, vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to anemia, kidney failure and even death. Children and pregnant women are the most susceptible. Medicine alone has not been sufficient to stop these diseases. But with a simple tool, DuraNet™ bed nets, which protect people while they sleep – we can help control these diseases and stop the suffering.
In Spring 2011, The Clarke Cares Foundation began working with The Carter Center to launch an ambitious bed net replacement program. As of April 2013, through the generous donations and help of so many people, 218,600 nets have been shipped to The Carter Center in Nigeria! Together with our supporters, we have helped to make healthier futures for over 500,000 people! Through the Clarke Cares Foundation's Net for Net Project, we aim to continue to provide DuraNets to communities in Nigeria working hard to fight malaria and lymphatic filariasis. Reviewed and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), DuraNets are among the most durable mosquito nets available, providing up to five years of continuous protection even after washings.
Nets will be distributed in tandem with The Carter Center’s role in administering drug treatment, and will come with educational support so the nets are properly set up and cared for to achieve the desired results.
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