Physicians for Social Justice (PSJ)

PSJ's mission is to promote community health, as well as support underserved rural communities to realize their highest attainable standard of health. This mission is borne out of our strong conviction that physicians have a crucial role to play toward the realization of the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals(MDGs), especially in regard to those goals related to health.

PSJ physician attending to an infant in rural Mash

PSJ physician attending to an infant in rural Mash
Early diagnosis and treatment of malaria is crucial to reducing childhood deaths due to malaria. Part of PSJ strategy is to seek out children who are the most vulnerable population. Services of them include prophylaxis and prompt treatment with artemisin combination therapy (ACT). This has proven to be lifesaving for hundreds of children in underserved communities in rural Mashegu. (view small | med | large | orig)

Insecticide treated nets (ITN) demostration sessio

Insecticide treated nets (ITN) demostration sessio
In ecah community were Insecticide treated nets are distributed, PSJ malaria teams conducts demostration sessions to educate local people on how to use the ITNs. Here PSJ teams conducts a demostration session at Tunga magaji village. (view small | med | large | orig)

PSJ malaria control task force at work in Maiasara

PSJ malaria control task force at work in Maiasara
PSJ task force often goes from one household to another to educate families about malaria control. this includes environmental sanitation and how to eliminate vector breeding sites. Here, PSJ malaria control task force at work at Maisara village (view small | med | large | orig)

A pregnant woman receiving ITN at T-magai village

A pregnant woman receiving ITN at T-magai village
This picture was taken at Tunga-magaji village during one of the malaria control outreaches conducted by PSJ. Dozens of pregnant women and nursing mothers received $10 worth of ITNs donated by donors to PSJs malaria project via Global Giving Foundation website. (view small | med | large | orig)

A nursing mother receives insecticide treated net for her baby

A nursing mother receives insecticide treated net for her baby
Photo from Progress Report 'Updates from the field' (view small | med | large | orig)
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