The Malaria Prevention fund is a project that heals and protects hundreds of individuals from the devastating effects of malaria by providing them with preventative care as well as treatment. Malaria is the most common health problem and cause for mortality among the residents of the community in Orissa. The Orissa 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.” More than 80% of malaria is caused by P.Falciparium in this area. The medicine recommended for treatment by the WHO and other experts for this type of malaria is ACT (Artemisinin Combination Therapy). The medicine is expensive compared to local means and we seek to provide communities with this treatment.
Furthermore, 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.
Donate to the Malaria Prevention Fund
We are taking a multipronged approach to fighting malaria and we need your help.
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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 “Elders Sponsorship Project”. All donations are tax deductible. We would need your mailing address, phone, and email address, 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.