Brenda Lange of Orphans Unlimited shares her insight with us on malaria cases among infants in northern Mozambique’s rural spaces.
The Lord sent Brenda to places where no one else wanted to go to pioneer evangelise and rescue orphans and widows, in Mozambique’s most remote areas.
At age 36, Brenda founded Orphans Unlimited, a partner on the ground working with MAF to bring help, hope, and healing to the world’s most isolated.
In rural Mozambique, Orphans Unlimited sees many adults who have recovered from malaria only to pass away a month or so later due to the severe anaemia brought on by the disease. There is little cure for this in such isolated villages. Treatment is available at rural clinics for those who live far from hospitals, but the muscle weakness caused by the disease makes a person dependent on some type of transport to carry them there. Be it bicycle, motorcycle, or even on someone’s back is the norm.
Gaps in access to equitable and quality care remain an important challenge to malaria. In sub-Saharan Africa, care was not sought for about a third of children who had fever in the 2 weeks before the household was surveyed. World Malaria Report 2022 (WHO, 8 December 2022).
Although children in the poorest households were five times more likely to be infected with malaria, they were also two times less likely to access care.
JOIN THE FIGHT!
Help us reach those most in need
Account Name: Mission Aviation Fellowship
Standard Bank | Greenstone Branch
Branch code: 016342 | Account number: 020044615
Reference: Your Name + ‘Malaria’
Swift code: SBZAZAJJ