Spray Away

Tens of thousands of refugees from Burundi live in Rwanda’s Mahama refugee camp. For years, they faced a major threat from malaria.

But since 2017, malaria cases are down 82%.

How did they do it? A lot of credit goes to indoor insecticide spraying campaigns supported by the Rwandan government and US President’s Malaria Initiative.

Women are central to the effort, spreading the word and making up the majority of spray operators.

Children like Jackline, who once missed chunks of the school year with malaria, have been free from the disease for years.

The Telegraph

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