We are three 17-year-old students studying in Luanda International School. Recently, we have been planning an expedition trip to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the tallest mountain in Africa, to raise money to buy malaria preventative medicine and tests to distribute them to families in rural areas of Angola.
Malaria is a reoccurring cause of child mortality in Angola. According to the World Health Organization, it reported almost 3,000 deaths due to malaria in just the first quarter of 2016. In recent years, the number of deaths has been increasing, from 5,550 in 2014 to 8,000 in 2015. For a poor family, there are faced with high costs for treatment when a loved one contracts it. Luckily, malaria has a relatively cheap method for sustainable prevention.
Mosquito medicine and tests.
Your trekkers- Denise, Molly and Nabeeha