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Fighting Childhood Diseases in Southern Sudan

15 December 2010

London, 15 December 2010: Access to health facilities is extremely poor in Southern Sudan. Malaria Consortium is implementing an Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) programme in two counties of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state and five counties of Unity state.

The project provides community based diagnosis and treatment for malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia for children under five by training 3,000 community drug distributors to treat these diseases. The Canadian International Development Agency and The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria support this programme and recent additional funding from Common Humanitarian Fund has enabled a nutrition element to be added to the programme. Community drug distributors will be trained to screen and identify children with severe acute malnutrition and refer them for nutrition treatment at community outpatient therapeutic feeding sites.

We have developed a slideshow with images from the work being carried out by community drug distributors in Southern Sudan. Click on the image below to watch it.

For more information contact Diana Thomas d.thomas@malariaconsortium.org.

 

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