Photograph by Sam Phelps
Adama Kamara sits with her 7-month-year-old daughter, Miatta, under a mosquito net at her home in the village of Giema Dama in Kenema District, Sierra Leone. Miatta has recently contracted malaria.
Sierra Leone is one of seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa where more than a quarter of the population is infected with malaria at any given time.
Insecticide-treated mosquito nets are an effective and affordable way of protecting people against malaria. Yet, millions of people around the world don't have access to this simple and highly effective innovation. To drive down rates of malaria in Sierra Leone, the government recently distributed 4.3 million mosquito nets in a country-wide campaign targeting every household, with funding through UNICEF from UK aid and the Global Fund.