Catherine Nassiwa is a senior nursing officer in Kiboga district, mid-western Uganda and also works as the Malaria Focal Person of the district. In this role she is responsible for coordinating activities in the area such as mobilising the Ministry of Health and development partners, supporting and coordinating health promotion activities and taking an active role in advocacy and behaviour change communication aimed at increasing access to and understanding of malaria prevention and treatment.
Malaria Consortium met with Catherine and received a personal, first hand account of how the Village Health Team strategy is working in her community. She mentions challenges that the volunteer community health workers are facing but is confident in the significant benefits of bringing quality healthcare closer to home.
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