Malaria Prevention

The Towards Malaria Elimination project supports 23 health facilities in three districts in North Western Province where malaria is rampant. In 2021 the project focused on community systems strengthening through community engagement activities, social behaviour change communication as well as testing and treating for malaria. 44 Community Health Workers and 227 Malaria Champions carried out activities voluntarily.

The project mobilised community members to form action groups to eliminate many breeding sites for mosquitos thereby preventing infection through use of mosquito repellents, use of mosquito nets, and house fumigation. The project also mobilised people to seek treatment at the clinic if they suspected that they were infected, urging them to accept preventive treatment for vulnerable groups such as pregnant women and new born babies.

 

2021 key results

56730

People screened and tested for malaria

10628

People diagnosed with malaria and received treatment