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Title: Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation Fighting Malaria Through Education, Action and Awareness


1
Infanta Malaria Prevention FoundationFighting
Malaria Through Education, Action and Awareness
  • Ben Stone
  • Neha Bansal

2
Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation
  • One million deaths occur every year from malaria.
    90 of these deaths occur in Africa
  • Children and pregnant women are at highest risk
    for malaria

3
Internship details
  • Outreach programs in Tema, Cape Coast, and Medina
    Market
  • Bednet provision in Wa
  • Ridge Hospital pediatric ward
  • Collaboration with Grameen Foundation and Google

4
Outreach programs
  • Education
  • Testing
  • Counseling
  • Treatment
  • Bednets for prevention

5
Bednet distribution
  • Malaria-transmitting mosquitoes bite mostly at
    night
  • Insecticide-treated bednets are an effective
    means of prevention
  • Two aspects of outreach
  • Provision of bednet
  • Follow-up visit to villages after 6 months to
    check that bednets are being used properly

6
Observing other aspects of Ghanas healthcare
system
  • Ridge hospital, a public facility in Accra
  • Child and Associates, a private clinic in Accra
  • National Malaria Control Board

7
New technology Malaria SMS educational campaign
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