A programme in the Central African Republic highlights the complexities – and opportunities – of working in fragile settings.
Will Carter introduces Katy Eves, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Programmes Manager, The MENTOR Initiative, about the challenges of dealing with vector-borne diseases, which could potentially affect 2.5 billion people in 100 countries.
Malaria is a devastating global public health problem accounting for 300 to 500 million cases per year resulting in well over 1,000,000 deaths. Ninety per cent (90%) of the malaria mortality occurs in sub-Saharan Africa, and almost all the deaths are children under five years of age.
Geneva, 30 June 2017— The lifting of the famine classification for parts of South Sudan should be welcomed but must not obscure the “humanitarian catastrophe” that has enveloped the entire country, says a senior Red Cross official. “This announcement i …
Bridging the critical gaps Almost half the world’s population is at risk of malaria, and 1.2 billion are at high risk. In high risk areas, more than one malaria case occurs per 1,000 population. This year, World Malaria Day focuses on closing the criti …
Malaria is the leading cause of illness and death in Central African Republic, accounting for 40 per cent of hospital cases and deaths nationwide. HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis are also major public health concerns — an estimated 4.9 per cent of the population is living with HIV, and some 520 cases of tuberculosis are reported per 100,000 inhabitants.
The Zika, dengue and chikungunya prevention school / youth module is intended for volunteers, educators, and peer educators teaching children from ages 7 – 16 in a school or youth club setting about the transmission, symptoms, treatment and prevention methods to address Zika, dengue and chikungunya (ZDC).
The Zika, dengue and chikungunya prevention community module is intended for volunteers teaching and coaching adults (ages 17 +) about the transmission, symptoms, treatment and prevention methods to address Zika, dengue and chikungunya (ZDC).
The Zika, dengue and chikungunya prevention toolkit is intended to be used with the Zika, dengue and chikungunya prevention modules.
In the Nyarugusu refugee camp in western Tanzania, volunteers with the Tanzania Red Cross Society are using music, dance and house-to-house visits to share critical health information, such as malaria and cholera prevention, hygiene promotion, and the availability of health care services to pregnant mothers.