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24/08/2016 - ICROSS and GOK Malaria Prevention Programme

The international team of ICROSS and new world international have launched in collaboration with the government of  Kenya a malaria prevention programme to try and reduce the cases and deaths caused by malaria among nomads.

 

Together with our international partners including Kenya ministry of health and the International Community for Relief of Starvation and Suffering.  NWI UK has seen a reduction of 22,000 cases of Malaria in Kenya.

 

There has been a spectacular improvement in the way which malaria is treated, with you help we can do a great deal more.

 

NWI has spent the last 18 months creating long term prevention programmes thanks to the many volunteers and partners including John Woodbridge, Jennah- louise salkeld and a group of close friends.

 

Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Kenya.

  • 25 million out of a population of 34 million Kenyans are at risk of malaria.
  • It accounts for 30-50% of all outpatient attendance and 20% of all admissions to health facilities.
  • An estimated 170 million working days are lost to the disease each year (MOH 2001).
  • Malaria is also estimated to cause 20% of all deaths in children under five (MOH 2006).
  • The most vulnerable group to malaria infections are pregnant women and children under 5 years of age.

In collaboration with partners, the government has developed the 10-year Kenyan National Malaria Strategy (KNMS) 2009-2017 (link) which was launched 4th November 2009. The goal of the National Malaria Strategy is to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with malaria by 30% by 2009 and to maintain it to 2017.

Strategic Approaches

Case management

This approach deals with the formulation and implementation of malaria treatment policy issues

 

Management of malaria and Anaemia in Pregnancy (MIP)

The approach addresses the provision of malaria prevention measures and treatment of pregnant women.

 

Vector control

This approach's intention is to ensure use of insecticide treated nets by at risk communities, to significantly reduce rates of the disease and other methods through Integrated Vector Management.

 

Epidemic Preparedness and Response (EPR)

This approach is intended to improve epidemic preparedness and response by establishment of malaria early warning systems and carrying out preventive measures such as the Indoor Residue Spraying (IRS) campaigns.

In addition to the four strategic approaches, the NMS outlines two vital cross cutting strategies required to support the above strategic approaches , namely:

 

Information Education Communication

This strategy is to better arm the public with malaria preventive and treatment knowledge. It is also intended to inform all partners involved so that there is uniformity in the messages disseminated to the communities.

 

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

M&E and Operational Research are used to provide reliable information on progress in controlling malaria

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