Malaria is a life-threatening parasitic disease caused by Plasmodium parasites transmitted through the bite of female anopheline mosquitoes.
Why is MALARIA important?
Out of 10 childhood deaths malaria causes 3
Every 30mins a child dies of malaria
About 1m children die of it annually
Over 70% of <5yrs illness is due to malaria
It causes abortion and low birth weight in pregnancy
Leads to low mental and manual productivity
Impoverishes the family
Details of Activities
- Community Drama
- Health education/Interpersonal communication (one on one/house to house)
- Town Hall meeting/Interactive session