Malaria continues to pose one of the greatest threats to the youth of Tanzania. While global research and foreign aid are making great strides towards eventually eradicating the disease, rural villages have little or no access to medication and treatment to help those in need.
While we wait for a vaccine, the best we can do is to train local villagers in prevention techniques; to identify malaria early; and to treat with medication at home in their own villages before the illness progresses and requires hospitalization. It is also important to assist in maintaining the general health and well-being of villagers as it is known that a strong immune system helps to avert the progress of malaria in an individual.
Terrawatu partners with public health experts and local community health workers to help eradicate malaria. Our first project in Maasailand has been a great success story.