Koraput tribal suffer from chronic malaria infections.
Mosquito nets and lotions are seldom used, stagnant water in villages attracts mosquitoes, and the cost of medication is very high. Our malaria control strategy promotes the active involvement of families to ensure its success. Ongoing programs include educational campaigns, measures to reduce the mosquito population, disease control, and personal protection measures. We reach 16,000 people directly and over 50,000 people indirectly.
We educate through street theater, small meetings, and our annual Anti-Malaria Day. We encourage members of self-help groups and child clubs to regularly disturb stagnant water pools to prevent breeding. We also train village-level volunteers on symptoms and treatment.
We’ve established and are strengthening 76 drug distribution centers to make Chloroquine tablets available year-round to more than 30,000 people.
We train village volunteers on conducting surveys and placing Information Management Systems in key areas to assess our progress.
Our malaria advocacy efforts have increased government distribution of Chloroquine tablets from only 4 (resulting in insufficient dosage) to 10, the correct amount.