Preventing Childhood Malaria Deaths in Mashegu

 
$32,772
$37,028
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Remaining
Sep 30, 2010

Fresh focus on orphans and vulnerable children

An OVC recieving ITN from PSJ malaria in sabonriji
An OVC recieving ITN from PSJ malaria in sabonriji

In the past 9 weeks, we have been focusing on orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in rural Mashegu. More than any other factor, HIV/AIDS is the single highest contributor of OVCs in Mashegu.

As part of our general health and well-being support, Physicians for Social Justice has been distributing Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) to OVCs and their households as part of the comprehensive care and support services to improve their quality of life.

Until date, 187 OVCs and their households in four rural villages with targeted malaria interventions including free distribution of insecticide treated nets, malaria prevention education and chemoprophylaxis and treatment for malaria cases. The ITNs are especially important for the OVCs as we are in the peak of rainy season, the period when malaria transmission and deaths among children is highest.

The project team is very grateful for all those who made donations to our Malaria project. We thank you very much for donating over and over again to this project. We are indeed very grateful. Your donations through the Global Giving Foundation Website have no doubt saved hundreds of vulnerable children from repeated deadly malaria attacks.

OVCs  and their grandmother recieving ITNs
OVCs and their grandmother recieving ITNs
PSJ volunteer giving ITN to an OVC
PSJ volunteer giving ITN to an OVC
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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

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Map of Preventing Childhood Malaria Deaths in Mashegu