Yes, They Make House Calls

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For the chronically ill, living in the remotest parts of Africa, their only hope is a group of native Zambians called the “caregivers.” They are the first line of defense for care and education in a country plagued by malaria and HIV/AIDS.

Christopher Nseemani is one of these caregivers and we joined him on bicycle, their only form of transportation, to reach a remote village.

At the hut village we were greeted by what seemed like hundreds of children and adults who gathered to hear Christopher explain how to help prevent malaria and use a mosquito net.

A woman with malaria receives a mosquito net so she can help protect her children from the disease.

A woman with malaria receives a mosquito net so she can help protect her children from the disease.

Watching the demonstration closely was a widow, who already had malaria. Determined to protect her children she gratefully accepted the nets, provided by World Vision donors. She told us with a big smile, “I feel I have chased malaria away.”

If you knew a mosquito net cost less than $10 … what would you do?

About Karen Oddy James

I believe that everyone can Be Compelling. As a Communications Strategist, I leverage my experience as an award-winning news reporter, public relations executive, published author and national speaker to help businesses, and individuals enhance and maximize their communication skills. Compelling communication skills, online and offline, are essential to personal and professional success. Helping others succeed is why my company, James Relations, focuses on providing communication programs and training at the organizational, group, team, and individual level. Over the years, I have noticed that those who stand out from the crowd excel in three key areas: - Strong Personal Branding: Quickly conveying who they are and the value add they bring. - Speaking with Impact: Effectively capturing and holding an audience's attention. - Excelling in the Media: Delivering compelling messages the right way with news and social media.

Posted on June 16, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Makes our “text to donate $10″ all the more meaningful. Text “2Life” to 20222 to donate
    $10 to World Vision.

  2. Makes our “text to donate $10″ all the more meaningful. Text “2Life” to 20222 to donate
    $10 to World Vision.

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