Overview

Malaria remains a major public health problem in Kenya accounting for an estimated 19% of outpatient consultations. The morbidity is even greater in pregnant and children below five years as these groups have lowered or immature immunity.

Nets

Our intervention areas:

  • Insecticide treated nets
  • Malaria in Pregnancy
  • Malaria Case Management
  • Indoor residual Spraying
  • Social and Behavior Change Communication

Insecticide Treated Nets 

Long-Lasting Malaria Treated Nets (LLTNs) are the primary tool for malaria vector control in Sub-Saharan Africa with studies showing that they have been responsible for an estimated two-thirds of the reduction in the global burden of malaria. The World Health Organisation in its updates in 2017 defines Universal coverage with ITNs as one net per two people. Our malaria project seeks to achieve this through the provision of free nets to both pregnant women and children. We offer free nets to all children in entry classes from all our partner schools. In addition, all the pregnant mothers visiting our office based clinic are given free nets on their first ANC visit

Malaria Nets
Malaria

Malaria in Pregnancy

Our ANC package includes both malaria prevention and treatment. We provide preventive services through free nets. Curatively, we provide free diagnostic services and prompt treatment to all positive cases. Our treatment protocol follows the national malaria management guidelines

Case Management

Malaria Case Management

Through free diagnostic services to pregnant women and children under five years. We manage uncomplicated malaria using the recommended first-line drugs and offer prompt referral for  complicated malaria cases requiring parenteral treatment

Indoor Residual Spraying

Done in collaboration with the county government department of health services and sanitation when an area has been identified as a dense mosquito zone. We have also offered these services to boarding schools where transmission from one positive case to the other could be rapid

Indoor

Social and Behavior Change Communication

We aim to reach women through multiple touchpoints. Mothers are taught during net distribution to their children in schools and also at our ANC clinics

In the community, we have sensitized our CHVs who go door-to-door educating on among others malaria

Our focus;

  • Correct and consistent ITN use
  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment for fever
  • Demand creation for community and facility-based case management

Achievements

To date, 26932 children have benefited from our net distribution