To mark World Malaria Day on April 25, Malaria Consortium is shining a light on a few of the people who go the extra mile to protect their communities from malaria.
These #MalariaHeroes ensure our malaria projects and programmes are far reaching and effective.
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“The most satisfying part of my job is getting health services to the people in the far north east of Cambodia, to villages such as Kham Pork, Kiribas Leu, Dor Touch. Everyone assumed it would be impossible to do this, but I have shown it can be done.”Click here for his full story
“When my one-month old baby boy got sick, I used the skills I had learnt from the training. I checked his weight which was below his birth weight and when I assessed his dehydration status by pinching his skin, I saw his condition was severe, so I referred him immediately to the hospital which saved his life.”Click here for his full story
“I met a boy who was always missing out on school because of malaria. I reached out to his parents and continuously explained the benefits of sleeping under a net. He soon stopped missing classes and the family stopped struggling to pay for medication and transport to the hospital. He is now posting some great marks in class and his parents are so happy. I feel it is a real privilege to serve others as a daily occupation!”Click here for her full story
During the rainy season in Nigeria, Sanni Sarki plays a crucial role protecting young children from malaria. Sanni is a ‘town crier’ and he works during four months of the seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) medicine distribution. SMC is a life-saving strategy recommended by WHO for the Sahel region in Africa, including seven states in Nigeria.Click here for his full story
“Thousands of community members have been trained across the country, and I feel proud to have been at the forefront of this process. Every time I go to the field, the level of understanding around malaria has improved. I am very excited to see more and more people using mosquito nets, preventing malaria, and most importantly not falling sick.”Click here for his full story