Preventing Childhood Malaria Deaths in Mashegu

 
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Preventing Childhood Malaria Deaths in Mashegu

Preventing Childhood Malaria Deaths in Mashegu
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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 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)

A nursing mother receiving Insecticide treated net

A nursing mother receiving Insecticide treated net
Young infants are particularly vulnerable to malaria. Malaria deaths are highest among them. However the use of ITNs can have a dramatic impact in disease burden among them. A $10 dollar worth of ITN is a priceless gift that can often make the difference between life and death for these infants. (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)

Providing mobile health services to remote areas.

Providing mobile health services to remote areas.
Isolated remote villages constantly face barriers of long distance and unaffordable costs to access health-care services in rural Mashegu. To tackle this problem, PSJ provides healthcare to these communities through a combination of mobile-clinic outreach and other community-based health promotion services. Due to the poor state of rural roads, PSJ mobile teams regularly travel to these remote villages to deliver these essential health services on motorbikes. (view small | med | large | orig)

Typical mosquito breeding site in rural Mashegu

Typical mosquito breeding site in rural Mashegu
This photo was taken by the PSJ project team while on a field visit to Mazakuka, a remote village in rural Mashegu. Poor environmental sanitation such as that depicted here provide suitable breeding sites for malaria carrying vectors (mosquitoes). Community-wide health education on vector control and environmental sanitation is one of the key strategies for reducing the burden of malaria in rural African communities like Mashegu. (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 receiving ITN at Faje village

A nursing receiving ITN at Faje village
Malaria accounts for ove 50% of all outpatient attendance in rural Mashegu and accounts for more 30% of infant mortality. As cthe impact of climate change becomes more apparent, there is no doubt that favourable breeding grounds for malaria vectors will become available. Part of the climate change mitigation include the availability of ITNs to communities who will be most negatively impacted by climate change. (view small | med | large | orig)

Women line up to receive Insecticide Treated Nets

Women line up to receive Insecticide Treated Nets
At Sabon-rijia village, pregnant women and nursing mothers line up to receive ITNs from PSJ malaria team. ITNs are lifesaving for children and pregnant women as they have been shown to reduce malaria deaths by up to 30%. On this day, hundreds of women got ITNs made possible through donations made to PSJ via the Global Giving Foundation Website. (view small | med | large | orig)
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Organization

Physicians for Social Justice (PSJ)

P. O. Box 18 Kontagora, Niger State, Nigeria
https://psjworld.org

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