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Millions of the world's poorest children will be able to spend more days in school thanks to British Aid, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said today.
By tackling treatable diseases such as intestinal worms and less well known schistosomiasis, the UK will improve school attendance in high risk countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Niger by up to 25%.
The UK will provide 75 million treatment kits that consist of one dose of oral medicine per child in order to:
- Expand and Roll out treatment: DFID support will help ensure that within five years the …
The UK will help halve the number of deaths caused by malaria in at least ten African countries by 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce today.
The pledge, to be made at the UN MDGs Summit in New York, will be coupled with an increased focus on boosting malaria prevention and treatment across the developing world by DFID.
As part of this boost, UKaid will save 5,500 children's lives in Zambia by increasing access to malaria prevention, diagnostics and treatment.
Mariam lives in Dawakin Tofa, a village in Kano State, Nigeria, with her four children and six grandchildren. For Mariam and her family, Malaria is a constant worry. They have no practical protection from the mosquitoes that carry the disease and so every night they risk being bitten and infected.