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Bamukong suffering from malaria

 

Cameroon / Bamukong - The village of Bamukong is located in southwestern Cameroon on the edge of the Tiko region. More than 3,000 people live here. The village is surrounded by rivers and can only be reached by 4WD and canoe. Because of its isolated location, the villagers are completely cut off from malaria care. They lack effective protection that infects every resident dozens of times a year with major health consequences.

High infant mortality 75 percent of children under five die of malaria in Bamukong, while pregnant women are also at high risk of not surviving. Malaria infection during pregnancy leads to severe anemia in the mother and contributes to a low birth weight in newborn babies. Malaria is a major risk factor for infant mortality, optimal growth and development in the village.

No third-rate treatments Bamukong suffers from malaria and affects the entire village. Malaria patients are unable to perform normal daily activities. As a result, the loss of income and heavy burdens for the families of Bamukong. 

DAM firmly rejects the idea that poor people deserve third-rate medication. We provide high-quality treatments and protection that we continue to offer to the poorest malaria patients. This also applies to the residents of Bamukong.

Meanwhile, 397 families are protected and the number of malaria infections per year has been reduced by more than 90%. DAM has its own team stationed here. David Robertson and Julia Samuël visit the village several times a year. The local assistants are fully committed to the fight against malaria. DAM provides quick access to effective treatments and prevents unnecessary child mortality in Bamukong. The preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy results in a significant reduction of anemia and a low birth weight of babies. Bamukong is part of the 'Tiko Project'. DAM supports more than 30 villages within this project.

DAM arranges and trains local people in the village to fight malaria in their own communities, allowing them to function as health workers. This allows them to work on prevention and treatment of the deadly disease themselves.

DAM provides quick access to effective treatments and prevents unnecessary child mortality in Bamukong. The preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy results in a significant reduction of anemia and a low birth weight of babies. 
Bamukong is part of the 'Tiko Project'. DAM supports more than 30 villages within this project.