Thursday, 12 November 2009

OUR COMMITMENT - Donating Mosquito Coils

Yesterday was a great day - we distributed 240 boxes of mosquito coils to a school with underprivileged children in Nigeria, Africa. As each box contains 10 mosquito coils, a total of 2400 mosquito coils went out yesterday for much needed use.

As recently stated by UNICEF, malaria is a serious health problem that is behind 20% of child deaths in Africa. In Nigeria alone this preventable disease kills just under 500,000 children each year. Hence our work for donating mosquito coils is increasingly important. Although there are many different types of insect repellents available, mosquito coils are a traditional but more importantly also the most trusted mosquito repellent. The coils burn like incense and produce a light smoke that is very low toxicity to mammals while being a highly effective repellent for mosquitoes and other flying insects.

Each coil lasting between 8-10 hours, they help provide a peaceful nights sleep to these children, enabling them to have better concentration levels and learn more at school the following day.

Thank you again to everyone who has made and keep making these donations possible!

Please click here to read the full article on UNICEF's work on tackling malaria in Nigeria.