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Help to fight Malaria in Cameroon

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AJESH (Ajemalebu Self Help)

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

We are currently fighting against malaria through implementing a GlobalFund funded project called “Scaling Up Malaria for Impact in Cameroon” in two selected health areas in the country. There is a great need for advocacy as most community members are either not using mosquito nets provided to them, and pregnant women do not often complete their doses of Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT). In addition, malaria cases are not immediately reported to health facilities, etc.

What is your project and how will it help?

Our project aims to reduce morbidity and mortality malaria- related cases in the Tombel and Mbonge Health Districts

We intend to lobby Sub Divisional officers to ask them to address an administrative letter to all the chiefs asking them to mobilize their communities to participate effectively during household registration, LLINS transportation and distribution by September 2012. We also intend to hold two advocacy meetings with 39 authorities (2 DOs, 2 Mayors, 6 religious leaders, 15 CDC managers, 10 traditional rulers and 4 elite) to persuade them to carry out sensitization on the importance of sleeping under LLINs every night in their various domains of intervention in either of the Health Districts by October, 2012.
We also want to organize advocacy dialogue forums in each of the two districts with head teachers (HM), secondary and high school principals, inspectors and delegates to urge them to provide regular information to pupils and student about the advantages of sleeping under LLINs every night by October 31, 2012.
We also want to organize meetings convincing all chiefs, councillors and 10 religious leaders to sensitise their communities to the importance of attending ante-natal clinic and completing the 2 doses of IPT (Intermittent Preventive Treatment) by November-December, 2012.

  • By the end of this action, the over 230,000 inhabitants of Tombel and Mbonge health districts will effectively and efficiently use all tools put at their disposal to fight malaria.
    • Increase to at least 80% the proportion of pregnant women receiving ITP2
    • Manage at least 80% of malaria cases in compliance with country policies and guidelines

How can other people partner with you on your project?

People can partner with us in either of the following ways:
volunteering,
supporting us materially, financially.

Please detail the resources that you need.

Financial resources to hold advocacy meetings = US $ 28,070 Means of transport (2 motor bikes, marked Yamaha AG 100) = US $ 5,000

Total required Resources = US $ 33,070

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Categorisations

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Cameroon

Global issues

HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, health and medical

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