Malaria attacks on children can be prevented when we all together contribute to our quarter.
James and Lisa discuss the importance of malaria prevention for their children, Nancy and Peter. They explain that malaria is a serious disease transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause fever and chills. To protect themselves, they should sleep under mosquito nets and apply mosquito repellent when playing outside. They also discuss eliminating standing water around their home, as mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. They agree to work together to keep their surroundings free of stagnant water. Malaria prevention in children. James and Lisa sit together with their children, Nancy and Peter, discussing malaria prevention. James, with the rainy season approaching, we need to ensure that our children are protected from malaria. Lisa, absolutely, James. Malaria is a serious disease, especially for children. We must take the necessary precautions. Nancy, looking confused, and asked, what is malaria, mum? Lisa answered, malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that can make very sick. Peter added, it causes fever, chills, and can even be life-threatening. Nancy, looking worried, so how do we prevent it? James, gently answered, good questions. Nancy, there are a few simple steps we can take to protect ourselves. First, we need to avoid mosquito bites. Lisa, pointing at the net. Nancy, Peter, make sure your beds have mosquito nets. This will create a protective barrier while you sleep. Nancy, nodding her head. I understand, mum. We should sleep under the net every night. Peter, looking confused, and asked, but what if we are playing outside during the day? James, rhyming, that's an important point, Peter. We should apply mosquito repellent before going outside. Lisa, handing a bottle of repellent. Here, take a little bit and rub it on your exposed skin. It will keep the mosquito away. The family continues the discussion, focusing on additional preventive measures. James, also, it is essential to eliminate standing water around our home. Peter, looking puzzled, why that? What does standing water have to do with mosquitoes? Lisa, explaining. Mosquitoes breathe in stagnant water, Peter. If we get rid of any stagnant water that has been sitting around, we will reduce their breathing grounds. James, that's right. We need to empty any containers, like pockets or flower pots, after it rains. Nancy, I will help with that. That's James smiling. Great, Nancy. We can all work together to keep our surroundings free of stagnant water.