Thursday, July 22, 2010
MOSQUITO NETS SHOULD GO HAND IN HAND WITH DIODE LIGHTING
The giving of mosquito nets is positive development more so if they don’t have any inclination to the political beliefs of beneficiaries as there is all the proof that people who use them have lower chances of getting Malaria. However, it is important to note that many beneficiaries are the real poor who cannot afford to buy these nets in the open market. This means that in most cases, the lighting these use is of paraffin or wax candles. These are known to be behind the cause of most domestic fires which are responsible for accidents in households in which children either die or sustain burns of different intensity. What is important to note in the case of giving free nets is that these nets if not well managed have chances of increasing domestic fires which may increase children accidents through burns. In the circumstances, in order to counter increased accidents due to domestic fires lighting the Mosquito nets, it would be good to issue the nets with diode lighting for the beneficiary households.