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Preventing Childhood Malaria Deaths in Mashegu



This project provides families with malaria prevention education, life-saving medicines and insecticide treated bednets to protect 20,000 children from malaria related deaths in rural Mashegu.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In this region, malaria accounts for 30% of deaths for children under 5 (UNICEF/FGN 2004). PSJ estimates that about 70% of outpatient visits for children under 5 and 50% of hospital admissions are due to malaria in areas where we work. This project seeks to significantly reduce the high death rate resulting from malaria among children in rural Mashegu through community-wide malaria prevention education and distribution of ITNs to families with children under 5.

How will this project solve this problem?

If we educate families on how to ensure a malaria vector (mosquito)-free environment, as well as provide families with insecticide treated bednets, we will be able to reduce the number of malaria illnesses and deaths in children by at least 50%.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will save the lives of about 40,000 thousand children and boost their development. Malaria accounts for 40% of healthcare costs for families in this region, this project will result in more disposable income available to families.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $33,673
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $36,127
Total Funding Goal: $69,800

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Physicians for Social Justice (PSJ)

P. O. Box 18 Kontagora, Niger State, Nigeria

Project Leader

Chukwumuanya Igboekwu

Health Program Associate
P. O. Box 18 Kontagora, Niger State Nigeria

Where is this project located?

Map of Preventing Childhood Malaria Deaths in Mashegu
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