Nana Firdausi our new malaria advocate
Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,
The #Without Malaria campaign we launched in schools in Tarauni Local Governing council of Kano early last year 2019 where we developed a malaria school curriculum and trained 50 students within one week in both Junior and Senior High school with a guide to prevent the prevalence of malaria in their community has taken us to doing this campaign in the communities being that with the pandemic in the world we can not continue the campaign of malaria education in schools as they have been closed down to reduce the spread of the pandemic.
Malaria remains one of the top ten killers of children under five years and pregnant women in our communities. Sadly, much attention is not being given to the current spike in malaria cases as it has been relegated to the background. Most cases have been turned back from our hospitals due to the fear of the symptoms similar to COVID 19 and the hospitals that do admit these patients are currently over worked with few personnel.
In order to prevent and reduce the recent high rate of malaria cases in our rural communities in Kano, we at Serendipity have increased our distribution of Insecticide Treated Nets to women and children. We distributed 10 Insecticide Treated nets and crates of eggs to women in Ungogo Local Government Area in Kano as palliatives. Malaria Education was taught to the women on how to effectively use the ITNs, the duration of use of these ITNs, when to change them for new ones and the benefits of eating eggs to the body in building immunity.
During this period also, the rains have come up with floods that have devastated and displaced some communities in Bunkure area of Kano, thus we went to the community and distributed 20 Insecticide Treated Nets to the displaced persons through the district head.
We intend to continue with our #Without Malaria campaign to more communities in Ungogo Local Government Area in Kano but we can only achieve this through your continuous donations to provide ITNs to our communities. We hope to scale up our activities to distributing 500 ITNS to five more communities by the end of the year with your continued support in reducing malaria cases in rural communities of Northern Nigeria.
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The women of Sabowar Kuje
Crates of eggs given as palliatives for immunity
Project Leader with the women of Sabowar Kuje
Project Leader giving a talk on the use of ITNS