Mosquito nets and medical assistance included as part of the annual relief effort
HOUSTON, TEXAS, April 25, 2012 – In observation of World Malaria Day, Ker & Downey has announced their commitment to distributing 12,000 mosquito nets in Uganda to help end the sting of mosquito bites and malaria. Via the organization Manna from God, Ker & Downey’s president David Marek has traveled to assist impoverished communities in Uganda. On these annual mission trips the residents are provided with countless blood tests, doctor visits, clothing, and supplies, including thousands of mosquito nets.
“Malaria accounts for 40 percent of Uganda’s public health expenditures and is rampant in 95 percent of the country,” says Marek. “The people we meet every year depend on the mosquito nets we provide to prevent bug bites and reduce the risk of life-threatening diseases.”
Marek’s June trip will also include a visit to the Save the Street Children Uganda orphanage in Kampala for children displaced or orphaned after losing their parents to warfare or AIDS. Ker & Downey currently sponsors five students, providing tuition for their continued education and a safe place to call home.
To learn more and to contribute to Ker & Downey’s goal of 12,000 mosquito nets for Uganda, please visit Mosquito Nets For Uganda and the official Facebook Page. Additional information on Save the Street Children Uganda and other causes supported by Ker & Downey can be found at Giving Back.