CARE Hack: Preventing Malaria is Possible

CARE Hack: Preventing Malaria is Possible

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Posted
4/4/14

In the village of Haji Pur of Rajanpur, Punjab, Pakistan, there is no hospital or medical facility. In order to receive medical treatment, village residents must travel many miles to the nearest city -- an expensive trip most cannot afford. 

Subsequently, the people of Haji Pur often rely on home remedies to cure diseases - but this CARE Hack is beyond a home remedy. By burning goat droppings in a special container made of mud, residents are able to actually prevent mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. The burning droppings are a natural mosquito repellent, so people burn them during the night and are able to sleep peacefully without worrying about being bitten. 

As malaria is a leading cause of death among children in the region, these goat droppings go a long way to keep children safe and families together.

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This mud containers are used for burning goat droppings which acts as a natural mosquito repellent. Photo: Nadia Naz/CARE

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