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{ Our Story }

TAMTAM was founded in 2004 by development economists Pascaline Dupas, Carolyn Nekesa and Jessica Cohen. Through their work in the rural district of Busia, Kenya, they realized that distributing bed nets is one of the most efficient means to save lives and improve the health of mothers and their children. TAMTAM was born out of their desire to put this finding into action.

TAMTAM stands for "Together Against Malaria, Tunapenda Afya na Maisha".

The Swahili translates to "We love health and living" in the native language of Busia. It is TAMTAM's goal to fight malaria effectively for healthier families in Africa.