Malaria Prevention Fund

JG_Orissa_Stupa_Backlight_2R_IMG_5415_lznMalaria is the most common health problem and cause for mortality among the residents of the community in Orissa. The Orissan region constitutes the largest number of malaria patients (25%) and deaths (45%) due to malaria out of the whole of India, and is sometimes referred to as the "Malaria Capital of India." Specifically, more than 80% of malaria is caused by P.Falciparium in this area. The medicine that is recommended by WHO and other world renowned experts for this type of malaria is ACT (Artemisinin Combination Therapy). The medicine is expensive compared to local means.

 

How to Support the Malaria Prevention Fund
Contribute to the Malaria Prevention Fund online now at the Malaria Prevention Fund Donation page.

Or you can send a Check or Money Order made out to the Ripa Ladrang Foundation. On the Check write a note stating that the money should be applied to the “Malaria Prevention Fund” Program. All donations are tax deductible. We would need your mailing address, phone, and email, if you have one, so that we can send a contribution acknowledgement. Your letter/check should be sent to:

 

Ripa Ladrang Foundation
333 Mamaroneck Avenue, #203 
White Plains, NY 10605.

 

Controlling Malaria
In order to control malaria, Ripa Ladrang, in partnership with the head of the clinic in the Tibetan settlements, Dr. Tsering Wangchuk, is promoting a comprehensive program for both the Tibetan refugee camps and neighboring local tribal villages within 10 km. It includes promoting the widespread use of bed nets, to repel mosquitoes at night, when they bite most. 

The program includes the following elements:

  1. Free supply of ACT to the poorest patients.
  2. Free diagnosis and treatment / clinic stay for the poorest patients.
  3. Free distribution of treated bed nets to both Tibetan and local Indian communities.
  4. A Public Awareness program.
  5. A program to support the screening of the doors and windows of all houses.
  6. Programs to ensure the proper drainage of waste water (to decrease malarial breeding grounds).
  7. Collection and analysis of data on malaria on a yearly basis.

The Project would be envisioned for a minimum of 10 years, to ensure results. Dr. Wangchuk intends to implement the project on a large scale, and is eager to share his knowledge and experience with anyone who shares a sincere interest in helping with this severe problem. 


Thank you in advance for your generosity, your help is very much appreciated!