End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano

by Serendipity Healthcare Foundation
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
End Malaria in Children of Rural communities, Kano
Tests done
Tests done

Dear Family, Friends and Supporters of Serendipity,

Our outreach programme to ensure that we reduce malaria related deaths in our rural communities, we took our campaign to Gadan Tudun Fulani in Ungogo LGA in Kano to distribute 20 Insecticide Treated Nets to preganant women and nursing mothers.

As part of our campaign to reduce malaria, malaria tests were conducted on the 20 women but sadly 4 out of the 20 women tested positive even though they were not exhibiting signs of malaria yet.

A talk was further reinterated to the women on the need and improtance of sleeping under Insecticide Treated Nets and keeping their environment clean and free from breeding ground of vectors.

Thereafter anti malaria drugs were given to the women that tested positive and ITNS were given to all of them.

More lives have been saved as we got to the community on time for our intervention.

We intend to increase our distribution of ITNs to 50 more women and this can only be done through your generous donations.

You can check our website http://www.serendipityhealthcare.org.in to learn more and subscribe to our e-newsletter, follow us on our social media handles @serendipityHea1 on twitter, Facebook page/serenhealthcare, LinkedIN/company/serendipity-healthcare-foundation or send us an email on serenhealthcare@gmail.com or samirah@serendipityhealthcare.org.in.

Yours Faithfully,

Samirah Faruk

Distribution of ITNs
Distribution of ITNs
20 women given
20 women given
Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries

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ITNs given to Hafsat
ITNs given to Hafsat

Dear Friends, Supporters and Family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

The year 2020 has come and gone and with it lessons that we have learnt that it is utmost important that together we can achieve more.

Sadly with the coming of the Covid 19 pandemic affecting countries all over the world, focus shifted from other diseases which are deadlier than the C-19 pandemic as malaria kills faster than the pandemic as every minute one child in 100,000 dies of malaria. One of the symptoms of C-19 is high fever/malaria and as such when a patient is brought to the hospital they are turned back because of the fear by health workers that is a case of Covid 19 and thus do not get treated.

The situation is worse in our rural communities as the primary healthcare centers do not have adequate facilities to take care of sick and most of the time the health workers are not readily available.

Thus as part of our efforts to reduce malaria in our rural communities, we distributed 50 Insecticide Treated Nets to 50 women during the last quarter in Kumbotso Local Government Council in Kano after malaria tests were conducted on them and will increase our reach to 50 more women within the first quarter of the year 2021.

You can donate to our cause to help us reduce malaria in our communities this 2021 and we thank you for your continued support and confidence reposed in us at Serendipity.

You can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or facebook/serenhealthcare to see our stories and the impact we make in our communities through your support.

Best Regards,

Niimatullah Umar

Malaria tests conducted
Malaria tests conducted
Some of the women given the ITNS
Some of the women given the ITNS

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Volunteer distributing ITN
Volunteer distributing ITN

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

We at Serendipity are not relenting in our fight to reduce malaria in our communities hence our intensified effort in ensuring that we distribute enough Insecticide Treated Nets to children in rural communities. There has been a neglect of other non-communicable and communicable diseases by our government since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic hence we have an increased rate of malaria cases from the last report collected of outpatient cases from the Primary Healthcare Center in Amarzakaya, Ungogo Local Government Council, Kano.

We distributed 12 ITNS to 12 new children in Gadan, Tudun Fulani, where we also taught them the benefits keeping their environment clean, free from stagnant water and other hiding places for the vector. Crates of eggs were also given to the children as palliatives to boost their immunity against malaria. These new batch of children are being included into our list for proper monitoring.

Our #Without Malaria campaign that we launched for our schools early last year will continue as soon as the Kano State Government reopen schools so that we can reach a wider range of children in our distribution of ITNs and teaching them on the benefits of sleeping under these nets to prevent malaria.

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.

With the rains that have come up and episodes of flooding in some communities not too far from Gadan, we intend to distribute 100 ITNs to the displaced persons and we can only achieve this through your continuous support and kind donations to help us reduce malaria cases in our communities.

You can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1, like our Facebook page on /serenhealthcare, LinkedIn/samirahfaruk or send us an email at serenhealthcare@gmail.com to know more about our work.

Also check out our page on Google for NonProfit page/Serendipity Healthcare Foundation for more details.


Best,

Samirah Faruk

Children of Gadan
Children of Gadan
Palliatives and ITNs
Palliatives and ITNs
Boys not left behind
Boys not left behind

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Nana Firdausi our new malaria advocate
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.

You can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1, like our Facebook page on /serenhealthcare, LinkedIn/samirahfaruk or send us an email at serenhealthcare@gmail.com to know more about our work.


Best,

Samirah Faruk

The women of Sabowar Kuje
The women of Sabowar Kuje
ITNS distributed
ITNS distributed
Crates of eggs given as palliatives for immunity
Crates of eggs given as palliatives for immunity
Project Leader with the women of Sabowar Kuje
Project Leader with the women of Sabowar Kuje
Project Leader giving a talk on the use of ITNS
Project Leader giving a talk on the use of ITNS

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One of the children in Madobi
One of the children in Madobi

Dear Friends, Supporters and Family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

As part of our resolve to ensure we have a malaria free environment in our communities in Kano; our strategy this past quarter was focused mainly on strengthening our surveillance through tracking of the number of cases of malaria infection in the communities we are working in. The method we used was survey forms given to the women in the community after having talks with them on home management of malaria with records from the community hospital.

We also embarked upon advocacy visits to the local governing council to get their committment to invest more in to the reduction of malaria by providing Insecticide Treated Nets for the communities.We have thus written to the local council head for us to partner with them on evaluating the impact we have thus far made in the distribution of the ITNs as well as the number of cases of malaria per community but as as at filing this report the local council is yet to get back to us on the partnership.

There were also ITNS that we redistributed to families in Burkiya, one of the communities worst affected with malaria cases. During the forth coming Malaria week of April 13-26, 2020, we intend to do more surveys to track the prevalence of the disease and the coverage of ITNs thus far, conduct malaria tests using the Rapid Diagnostic test kits and increase our advocacy to private companies to invest in reducing malaria where they are located as their corporate social responsibility.

We are aware that much more needs to be done to cover more communities and these are the ways to which we can reach out to these communities to evaluate work done thus far. This only possible through your kind donations and continued support to distribute more ITNs, increase our survellience mechanism, residual indoor spraying and rapid diagnostic test kits to test community members for malaria.

You can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1, or like our facebook page/serenhealthcare or contact us via email on serenhealthcare@gmail.com to learn more about our work.

Best Regards,

 

Nmatullah Umar

Brief talk on home management of Malaria
Brief talk on home management of Malaria
State of drainage as a breeding ground
State of drainage as a breeding ground
Report from communities in Madobi after tests
Report from communities in Madobi after tests

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Location: Kano - Nigeria
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Fatima Lawani
Kano, Kano Nigeria
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