Entries tagged: Uganda

Exciting News for Ker & Downey’s Nets for Africa Program

Exciting News for Ker & Downey’s Nets for Africa Program

Each year Ker & Downey employees work to provide mosquito nets to communities most in need in Africa. These insecticide-treated mosquito nets reduce the life-threatening effects of a mosquito bite and are saving lives across the continent. This year Ker & Downey has some exciting news regarding the distribution of the donated nets. Our efforts at Ker & Downey to provide insecticide-treated mosquito nets for the people of Africa is an ongoing endeavor. What started as a small medical mission trip in the summer of 2009 quickly grew to something much more. With your assistance, our Nets for Africa program […]

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Nets for Africa Reduces the “Sting” of Mosquito Bites

Nets for Africa Reduces the “Sting” of Mosquito Bites

For the past three years, Ker & Downey employees have worked to provide mosquito nets to communities in Uganda to reduce the life-threatening effects of a mosquito bite. This year the goal is set higher than any year before; distribute 18,000 nets to the communities most in need. In a recent article in the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof spoke of a hope found in the progress of the African continent and the decline of disease stating, “one of the great achievements of humanity in recent decades has been the marginalization of ancient and dreaded diseases.” Trachoma, polio, and leprosy […]

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Ker & Downey to Provide Mosquito Nets and Assistance to Communities in Uganda

Ker & Downey to Provide Mosquito Nets and Assistance to Communities in Uganda

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 […]

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Trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Jamie Bell, one of Ker & Downey’s Ugandan experts shares her experience in Bwindi National Park. Gorilla trekking in Uganda has long been considered a highlight for most people visiting the country, and with good reason. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to roughly half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, about 350 of them. The verdant maze of trees and vines of this national park provides a perfect home for these gentle giants  and an adventure in Uganda unlike any other. Our day started at 8am. Crawling out of my comfortable, full-size bed at Gorilla Forest Camp I could see […]

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