Crowdfunding for Malaria and Other Vector-Borne Diseases

Published On April 16, 2018 | By Carey Dotson | finance

Vector borne diseases are the type of diseases that get transmitted from the ‘vector’ or carrier, who carry pathogens and parasites from one infected person or animal to another. The fact that vector borne diseases (VBD) are very common in tropical and sub-tropical countries puts India at high risk of having an epidemic in one or more of the diseases. As a matter of fact, we face this concern every monsoon, when the number of malaria and dengue related deaths spike. This makes VBD’s a matter of critical concern that must be addressed in multiple ways. As with most health and sanitation related issues, funding is always an obstacle, and that’s where a fundraising india can be of help.

According to statistics by the WHO, VBDs cause over 7,00,000 deaths annually. In India, the most commonly prevalent VBDs are malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and filariasis. It is believed that many of these could easily be preventable through effective informative and protective measures. Our aim at Impact Guru is to empower those who take to fundraising india with a platform to use online donations based fundraising techniques to implement some of these awareness and protective measures.

Provision for low cost repellents

In regions of the country where VBDs are most prevalent, funds may be raised to provide low cost, if not free insect repellents in the form of sprays, creams, or patches. These can be utilized by people as a preventive measure.

Water supply and sanitation facilities

Occurrence of VBDs are much higher in regions that lack adequate sanitation facilities. Lack of water supply in toilets, and worse, lack of toilets entirely is a major contributing factor is attracting and spreading such diseases. By providing something as basic as clean water supply and defecation facilities, we may easily alleviate this growing epidemic.

Free medicines for the affected

Considering that the occurrence is greater in remote areas, where families are from low-income groups, we one can crowdfund to purchase medications for the victims already affected by vector borne diseases.

Funding for treatment of victims of VBDs

Through Impact Guru’s fundraising india website, thousands of families have raised money to afford expensive medical treatments or cover hospitalization costs that they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to. Crowdfunding for medical treatment is tried and tested, and incredibly successful – this would be extremely beneficial for families and caregivers who’ve been infected by a VBD.

If you or anyone you know if suffering from a vector borne disease, let them know that financial support is always available at Impact Guru. Additionally, if this is a social concern you’d like to help out with, you can always kickstart your initiative with financial help from us.

 

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