Can we eliminate Malaria in Africa? Yes! Together

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The project

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We have the cure to eliminate malaria.  It's a plant cultivated by the locals!

The Artemisia annua is a plant used by the Chinese for 2000 years to cure malaria. We introduced it to African schools in our network and the results confirm what the Chinese have practiced since the dawn of time. In addition to its repellent effect, it also has a preventive action.Screen_shot_2017-06-16_at_15.36.38-1497620237 Thank you for supporting this "Artemisia for Africa" ​​campaign to help us finance the School Garden and Canteen projects with Artemisia annua, high nutritive plants, an energy saving stove and a green coal briquette machine.

We need you to make a difference!Screen_shot_2017-06-16_at_15.34.28-1497620096The project in  less than 2 minutes:

Screen_shot_2017-06-16_at_15.39.36-1497620418Want to know what our Kenyan students think about it?  They have cultivated the Artemisia annua plant for 7 years.  

Look a this 4 minute video to understand why this project is a necessity for Africa and how it will help young people to stay in their own country and live a better life.

 

 

Ever heard of the famous French couple, Alexandre et Sonia Poussin walking through Africa?  Alexandre was saved from a malaria crisis with Artemisia annua. They have been using it preventively as a family for 3 years: a 44 second testimony.

 

 

Funding these projects means giving African Youth the keys to become change makers:

-instead of relying on medicine from northern countries, it initiates them to projects that they manage themselves and from which nearby villages can benefit (it is expected that 10% of the seeds will be kept for nearby schools)

-young people take part in the global problem of sustainable development by helping to limit deforestation with energy saving stoves and green coal briquette machines

-African youth have the opportunity to develop their own entrepreneurial strategies. Young people are invited to participate in the development of the School Garden and Canteen: what are the plants to integrate, how do they have a positive impact on health, why is it important to eat healthily, what are the different ways to save energy,...

Why fund it?

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It includes:

- plants with high nutritional values to offer quality nutritional meals (as you know, in disadvantaged areas, children go more regularly to school if they receive a meal)

-medicinal plants, Artemisia annua amongst others, to prevent and cure malaria of students, teachers and the community around them

-a high energy saving stove which reduces the wood burden of women and prevents deforestation, raising young people's awareness of their role in sustainable development

-a briquette machine to make briquettes of green coal from agricultural waste

-sensitisation workshops to get the youth involved and increase their feeling of ownership towards the project, indispensable condition for the project to have a long term impact (why is it important to eat healthily, why must we prevent malaria, why must we take action to save the planet,...?)

 

 

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Where? Togo, Benin, Uganda 

When?  As soon as we have the funds

Through who?  Our local partners

With who? The Student Club of the school

Why?  IDAY has been helping implement School Gardens and Canteen projects since 2010 in Africa and the results are amazing!  Other schools are waiting for similar projects to get started...let's go for it together!

 

Our experience shows us that the project then develops from schools to schools: students keep 10% of the seeds and take them to the neighbouring school. This is how the project started in Kenya and Burkina Faso in 2010. Today, 7 years later, the impact is incredibly encouraging ... the project has spread amazingly! Let's do the same thing together in other countries! 

 

Direct impact: 3,000 students (1000 students per school), 60 teachers, their community and, by extension, the nearby schools by distributing the seeds and sharing the acquired agricultural knowledge

Anecdote: In Kenya, a group of young people created a mobile nursery to distribute the Artemisia annua plants to nearby schools. This is "encouraging Africa to grow": help is a trigger and the project encourages young people to become change makers and entrepreneurs to make their country a good place to live in. IDAY also helps them relay their ideas and the results of their actions to local authorities so that these projects are replicated in other regions.

 

Challenge: if we get the funds for those 3 projects (Togo, Benin, Ouganda), we go on for other countries, ok?  RDC, Kenya, Burundi....

Each time we reach 2500€, we go on to make another School and Canteen Garden project come true!!!!!!

Project started in 2015 in Togo: pictures of Artemisia annua and kids drinking their infusion to prevent malaria.  You see the nursery and the plants ready to be brought to neighbouring schools.

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IDAY

IDAY est un réseau d'organisation de société civile africaine qui oeuvre pour l’avènement d’une société où tous les individus — et en particulier les jeunes — ont accès sans discrimination à une éducation de base de qualité (initiation préscolaire, éducation primaire, alphabétisation fonctionnelle). IDAY is a network striving to foster societies where... See more

FAQ Questions about the project

+ La plante a-t-elle d’autres vertus ? Does the Artemisia annua have other virtues?

Oui, elle est aussi très efficace dans le traitement des parasites intestinaux, 3è maladie la plus fréquente en Afrique et responsable d’absentéisme scolaire. Des études montrent que la vermifugation des élèves a un impact sur les résultats scolaires. Des études scientifiques suggèrent que la plante est efficace contre plusieurs maladies infectieuses tropicales dont la tuberculose, la leichmaniose et la schistosomiase,…

Yes, it is also very effective in the treatment of intestinal parasites, the third most frequent disease in Africa which is also responsible for school absenteeism. Studies show that deworming students has an impact on academic performance. Scientific studies suggest that the plant is effective against several tropical infectious diseases including tuberculosis, leishmaniasis and schistosomiasis, ...

+ Est-elle difficile à faire pousser ? Is the plant difficult to cultivate?

Il n’est pas rare que la culture échoue la 1ère année : la plante n’a pas reçu suffisamment d’eau, les personnes n'ont pas cueilli les feuilles à temps avant la floraison pour en faire la tisane. Mais notre expérience sur le terrain nous montre que l’expertise s’acquiert vite. IDAY met en place des Clubs de jeunes : les jeunes qui se sont investis dans la culture de l’Artemisia annua dans leur école, gardent 10% des semences pour les amener à d’autres écoles. En plus des semences, ils apportent leurs connaissances nécessaires à la culture. Des agronomes appuient aussi les jeunes dans les projets existants.

It is not uncommon for the crop to fail in the first year: the plant has not received enough water, people haven't harvested the leaves on time before flowering. But our experience on the ground shows us that expertise is acquired quickly. IDAY has set up Youth Clubs: young people who have invested in the Artemisia annua culture in their school, keep 10% of the seeds to bring them to the neighboring schools. In addition to the seeds, they bring their required knowledge to the culture. Agronomists also support young people in existing projects.

+ En quoi la malaria a-t-elle un impact sur l’éducation ? Why does malaria have an impact on education?

Un exemple tout simple : un professeur a 54 élèves dans sa classe. Sa femme fait une crise de malaria : il marche 2 jours en brousse avec elle pour aller au centre de santé le plus proche. Elle s’y fait traiter pendant 5 jours. Ils remarchent 2 jours pour rejoindre leur village. Pendant 9 jours, 54 enfants n’ont pas eu de professeurs. Et c’était la femme du professeur…il y a aussi la crise de malaria des élèves, du professeur, etc…N’aurait-il pas été plus facile qu’il y ait de l’Artemisia annua dans le jardin de l’école ?

A simple example: a teacher has 54 students in his class. His wife is having a malaria attack: he walks 2 days in the bush with her to go to the nearest health center. She is treated for 5 days. They go back 2 days to reach their village. For 9 days, 54 children do not have a teacher. And it was the teacher's wife ... there is also the malaria crisis of the pupils, the teacher, etc… Would it not have been easier to have Artemisia Annua in the school garden?

+ Comment se fait-il que les gens développent des résistances aux médicaments et pas à la plante ? Why is it that people develop resistance to drugs and not to the plant?

On observe que l’Artemisia annua agit comme une vraie polythérapie.
C’est en effet la combinaison de ses 20 composants qui la rendrait plus efficace contre la malaria que les médicaments et qui fait qu’il n’y a pas de résistances : il y a trop de composants différents pour que le parasite ne développe des résistances.

It is observed that Artemisia annua acts as a true poly therapy.
It is indeed the combination of its components that would make it more effective against malaria than drugs and that there is no resistance: there are too many different components for the parasite to develop resistance.

+ Qu’en pensent les populations locales ? What do local people think?

C’est ça la force du projet: les populations locales voient les effets de la plante et se l’approprient. Certaines prisons, ne recevant en general pas les moyens de prevention et de soins de la malaria, ont également commencé la culture de l’Artemisia annua. Il est fréquent qu’un détenu emmène des semences avec lui à la fin de son incarcération et démarre une culture dans son village.

This is the strength of the project: local people see the effects of the plant and take over the project. Some prisons, not generally receiving the means of prevention and care for malaria, also began to cultivate the Artemisia annua. A prisoner often takes seeds with him at the end of his incarceration and starts a culture in his village.

+ L’Artemisia annua s’adapte-t-elle à toutes les conditions climatiques et à tous les terrains ? Is it adaptable to all climatic conditions and all terrain?

Les plans d’Artemisia annua ont dû être adaptés aux conditions géo-climatiques des différentes régions d’Afrique. L’expérience montre qu’elle pousse partout moyennant un apport de fumier organique et un apport d’eau suffisant.

The plans of Artemisia annua had to be adapted to the geo-climatic conditions of the different regions of Africa. Experience shows that it grows everywhere with an intake of organic manure and an adequate supply of water.

+ L’Artemisia annua repousse-t-elle chaque année ? Does it need a lot of water?

Non, c’est une plante annuelle. Il faut donc garder des semences qui seront replantées l’année qui suit.

No, it's an annual plant. It is therefore necessary to keep seed that will be replanted the following year.

+ L’Artemisia annua a-t-elle besoin de beaucoup d’eau ? Does it need a lot of water?

Elle a besoin d’eau de manière régulière. L’irrigation fait donc partie du budget des projets que nous soutenons.

It needs water on a regular basis. Irrigation is therefore part of the budget of the projects we support.

+ Quelle est la posologie de l’Artemisia annua? Posology of the Artemisia annua

En préventif: 3gr d’Artemisia annua sous forme de tisane 1 X /jour pendant 9 jours d’affilée/mois
En curatif: 3 X 3gr/jour pendant 9 jours d’affilée (soit 3 cuillères à soupe pour 1 litre d’eau par jour)

Preventive: 3 gr of Artemisia annua in the form of herbal tea 1 X / day for 9 consecutive days / month
In cure: 3 x 3 gr / day for 9 days in a row (ie 3 tablespoons for 1 liter of water per day)

+ Quelques chiffres par rapport à la malaria - A few figures in relation to malaria

Malgré tous les efforts de l’OMS, aujourd’hui encore
La Malaria tue un enfant toutes les deux minutes
269 millions de personnes n’ont pas accès aux moustiquaires imprégnés de pesticide
80 millions n’ont pas accès aux médicaments anti-malaria (ACT=artemisinin combined therapy)
15 millions de femmes enceintes n’ont pas accès aux traitements adaptés
Problèmes:
US$ 2,5 milliards ont été dépensés en 2014 : les investissements internationaux à hauteur de 78% (soit US$ 1,9 milliards) et les investissements des gouvernements des pays où la malaria est endémique à hauteur de 22% (soit US$ 550 millions)
L’OMS estime que US$ 6,4 milliards sont nécessaires pour couvrir les besoins des personnes à risque alors que seulement US$ 2 milliards seront disponibles en 2016

Despite all the efforts deployed today:
Malaria still kills 1 child every 2 minutes
269 million people have no access to nets
80 million have no access to ACT
15 million pregnant women have no access to adapted treatment (IPTP)
Problem:
2.5 billion spent in 2014: international investments accounted for 78% (US$ 1.9 billion) and governments of malaria endemic countries for 22% ($550 million)
WHO estimates US$ 6,4 billion is needed to cover every person at risk but only US$ 2 billion is available

+ Et du côté scientifique? And on the scientific size?

Des études scientifiques ont commencé sur le sujet depuis plusieurs années (un document reprenant les références scientifiques peut être envoyé sur demande). Elles confirment ce que les chinois observent depuis 2000 ans et que nous confirmons dans les écoles d'Afrique où nous l'avons introduite depuis 2010. Les recherches mettent en évidence qu’il n’y a pas d’effets secondaires, qu’il n’y a pas de résistance, qu’elle est également adéquate pour les femmes enceintes et les jeunes enfants, que c’est toute la plante qu’il faut consommer car les différents composants jouent un rôle complémentaire. Les études montrent aussi que la plante s’adapte aux différentes conditions géo-climatiques. Mais l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé a besoin d’une étude scientifique internationale de grande envergure pour lever ses réserves. IDAY est en train de faire les démarches pour commencer cette recherche internationale dont le protocole a été établi selon les critères de l'OMS.

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Scientific studies have started on the subject for several years now (a document containing scientific references can be sent on request). They confirm what the Chinese experience for more than 2000 years and what we observe in the schools where we introduced the plant since 2010. Researches show that there are no side effects, that there is no resistance, that it is also adequate for pregnant women and young children, that the whole plant must be consumed because the different components play a complementary role. Studies also show that the plant adapts to different geo-climatic conditions.
But WHO is awaiting the results of the an international scientific research to lift its reservations. IDAY currently work at launching this international research of which the protocole was established in accordance with WHO requirements.

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Ensemble pour l'humanisation du monde et le développement des peuples. "Tokolonga" - Bodi mbuta" - "Nous vaincrons" - "We will win" - Merci
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