In 2017, there were an estimated 219 million cases of malaria in the world, and almost half a million malaria deaths. Africa was home to 92% of these malaria cases and 93% of the malaria deaths.
Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) is supporting these efforts through our Stop Malaria in Its Tracks project which has been designed to reach over 280,000 people.
This project was designed to:
- Increase knowledge and awareness of malaria prevention and treatment within the targeted communities.
- Improve oversight and accountability for health services through engagement with traditional authorities, health facility advisory committees and the community.
- Forming partnerships with all levels of government, other NGOs currently working in the intervention areas, and local/community leaders.
- Capacity building of community health workers and groups on malaria treatment and prevention as well as on how to effectively include vulnerable groups in planning, implementing and evaluating of community programming.
- Community social mobilization where CPAR will collaborate with community health workers to address key malaria messages including the importance of:
- Seeking care at health facility within 24 hours of onset of fever and complete drug course as per prescription
- All pregnant women taking at least three doses of anti-malaria medication
- All households having one net for every two people and all members of the household sleeping under a net treated with mosquito repellent all year round
By donating to this campaign, you are helping us fight malaria and ensure that we reach as many people as possible. With your donation, you are providing medical training and funding awareness campaigns to help us reach even the most remote communities so that they know the warning signs of malaria and get help.
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