In Uganda, malaria is not just a disease commonly associated with poverty, it is also a cause of poverty and a major hindrance to economic development.
In communities such as Mwitanzige in Kakumiro district, access to health services is a big challenge. However, with the help of USAID’s Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) trained Key Influencers use the ‘zooming in’ approach – a data driven surveillance approach – to help identify and reach the most affected communities, households and individuals.
Mr Tumuramye’s household was identified and visited by a Key Influencer to support them in identifying solutions to the frequency with which his family were contracting malaria. Read Mr. Tumuramye’s story of living with the threat of malaria.
Country: UgandaKeywords: Malaria | Case management | Diagnosis | Elimination | Treatment
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