Malaria continues to take many lives prematurely here in Africa and at present one person (mainly children) dies every minute across the continent. It is completely avoidable and thankfully compared with year 2000 numbers have halved.
While Linda and Gary Nishioka were staying with us here in Greystoke a few weeks ago they decided thoughtfully to donate $50 towards some Malaria medication. This money has bought 12 packets of Coartem potentially saving just as many lives here in the local community around Katumbi village.
Nurse Elizabeth at Katumbi clinic is extremely grateful for this and any help our guests can provide. She is overwhelmed by the generosity of outsiders to the area here just north of the Mahale mountains on Lake Tanganyika.