Help Stop Malaria — a preventable, treatable disease
Malaria causes 30% of deaths among children under age five in eastern Burma. But it doesn’t have to be this way — malaria is one of the most preventable and treatable diseases. Community Partners International supports local partner organizations in Burma who treat more than 10,000 patients a year with Plasmodium falciparum malaria, the deadliest strain.
As drug resistance develops to existing malaria drugs, new ones need to be introduced. Currently, artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the World Health Organization’s recommended treatment for P. falciparum.
Yet it is difficult and complicated to access these medications in eastern Burma. With rainy season fast approaching, we are urgently looking for funds to purchase ACTs for our local partners’ malaria control programs.
It costs less than $1 to provide a course of life-saving malaria medication to a villager in Burma. We hope that you will join us in our campaign to stop malaria in Burma.
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About Community Partners International
Community Partners International (CPI) works with local partners to improve health and education, led by and for the people of Burma / Myanmar. For 15 years CPI has provided evidence-based public health training, mentoring and technical resources to local organizations in remote, conflict-affected and underserved communities so they can design, manage and monitor their own high quality health programs. For more information on Community Partners International click here.