Malaria is the cause of 350 to 500 million clinical cases and over 1 million deaths every year. Malaria infection defies all schematization and is the most varied tropical illness. Everyone who lives in ‘malaria zones’ is potentially exposed to it and must have the knowledge and the means to protect himself/herself.
Cesvi’s strategy against Malaria is based on environmental hygiene campaigns to raise public awareness and knowledge of the modes of transmission and prevention. Among these it is important to include an accurate assessment of lack of water drainage, lack of hygiene and correct disposal of waste: all factors that influence the reproduction and proliferation of the carriers. Moreover Cesvi fosters the use of impregnated mosquitos nets following WHO instructions regarding storage, transport, use and disposal of chemical substances used to combat the carriers. Regarding Malaria and Pregnancy, Cesvi works to make pregnant women aware of the importance of using impregnated mosquitos nets through health education programmes, social marketing and economic accessibility of the nets and impregnating substances.
Case study: Malaria treatment and prevention in Myanmar >>.pdf format