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The Bright Orange Box is a smart projector. It brings digital tools to disconnected classrooms and connects students across the world.
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Case Study #1: Battling Malaria in Ghana

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There are on average 3.5 million new cases of Malaria in Ghana every year. It is the source of the highest mortality rate among children there. With access to better treatment and preventive technology the mortality rate has fallen but there remains a great deal of work to do.

Students receive mosquito nets - image courtesy of the BBC
Students receive mosquito nets - image courtesy of the BBC

One of the largest roadblocks for USAID’s work on Malaria is lack of education on prevention and early diagnosis among the public. Early response is critical in improving the chance of survival, especially for children and pregnant women. With funding for millions of mosquito nets, information on acquiring and proper use remains the last real impediment to effective prevention.

To combat this USAID has been deploying dozens of health aid workers to educate natives on Malaria. This year we will be deploying Bright Orange Boxes to assist them with this task. Without the need for electricity the Bright Orange box can be taken to even the most remote areas. The projector can play content to an entire community. Not only that but the box serves to connect these communities to the rest of the world. Locals can communicate with USAID to describe their needs and monitor progress.

We will be working with the USAID Malaria Initiative. We will be loading the Boxes with content provided by the organization and supporting deployment throughout Ghana. With your sponsorship you can can make a difference against Malaria.

Sources: 

http://defeatmalaria.org/ghana

http://www.usaid.gov/ghana

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