To commemorate World Malaria Day, field teams from the Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative (I:FCBMI) are attending celebrations and implementing various malaria control activities throughout the week.
In Angola, for example, Emilia Wime, Focal Point for the Trans-Kunene Malaria Initiative (TKMI) Angola, reported that TKMI Angola will be conducting RDTs at five separate malaria posts in the Municipality of Kwnhama, with the aim of performing tests on 200 people. In addition to conducting RDTs, the Angola team will be distributing flyers on malaria prevention and the use of mosquito nets. The town of Namacunde will be donating nets throughout World Malaria Day Activities. And lastly, the TKMI Angola team, in partnership with various churches, will be speaking with women regarding the importance of women in the fight against malaria.
In Zambia, Norah Mayaka, Program Coordinator for Lusaka, shared that various health centers will be conducting malaria sensitization, education, and testing and treatment. Additionally, the community of Mulobezi will be holding an event to celebrate the Community Award they received earlier this year at the I:FCBMI Annual Roundtable, for excellence in management of malaria.
Stay tuned for more updates on World Malaria Day activities from I:FCBMI.