London, 14 July: Malaria in Ethiopia is seasonal and unstable, making it harder to prevent and treat. As a result, according to the World Health Organization, there are an estimated 2,532,645 reported malaria cases a year.
In order to plan for successful and sustainable interventions, Malaria Consortium is conducting surveys in schools to understand the conditions in which transmission takes place.
Twenty thousand children across 200 schools in the Oromia Region are taking part in a survey to determine the prevalence of malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) . They are also being asked about the methods their families are using for prevention, any history of treatment as well as relevant socio-economic factors.
Findings will be linked with satellite-derived environmental data to create a comprehensive regional malaria risk map. Results will help develop targeted, evidence-based interventions allowing for informed malaria control in the Oromia region.
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