Reducing Malaria Deaths among Kenyan Children

Feb 22, 2012

Reducing Malaria Deaths in Kenyan Children

In the past three months, HealthRight’s project has provided information about malaria prevention to over 14,600 people by organizing 96 community events in schools, churches and community markets.  In addition, HealthRight has supported 1,050 trained community health workers to visit the homes of 15,600 families. During these household visits the health workers provide education about malaria and referrals to the health facilities for malaria services like testing and treatment.

 Since October, over 18,600 people have been tested for malaria in the 21 health centers where HealthRight works. And, over 25,500 people have received the essential life saving medicines that are needed to treat the illness. 

 Each month, the malaria project organizes and supports ten outreach clinics in remote villages and offer health services to those that can’t easily access the health facilities. In the past three months, the project documented 2,130 community members that were able to receive health services through one of the outreach clinics.

 HealthRight is awaiting additional resources to expand upon the “Malaria Free Community” initiative which will bring integrated malaria testing, treatment and prevention services directly to 1,000 households. Clinical staff and supplies will travel by medical van to each of the households and offer malaria testing for all cases of fever. For those with malaria, the clinical team will offer medication and make sure that the household has a mosquito net to prevent future cases. To complete these activities, HealthRight is seeking an additional $8,200. The funds will reduce the risk of death from malaria for over 3,000 children in this rural community.  



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Project Leader

sostena Romano

Executive Director
New York, New York United States

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