LOGO

29 Nov 22 104 0 0

U.S. GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES INSECTICIDE RESIDUAL SPRAYING CAMPAIGN IN MADAGASCAR

Cool Story - U.S. GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES INSECTICIDE RESIDUAL SPRAYING CAMPAIGN IN MADAGASCAR

Malaria is the most common illness being treated at health facilities all around Madagascar, and Americans are assisting in the fight against it. Malaria is now the fourth most common cause of hospital mortality in Madagascar, having infected more than one million individuals since 2022.

The U.S. government and the Ministry of Public Health's National Malaria Control Program inaugurated an insecticide spraying campaign to combat malaria in the regions of Matsiatra Ambony, Anosy, and Ihorombe in a ceremony on November 10 in the Isorana Commune of the Matsiatra Ambony Region.

Insecticide approved for human consumption will be applied to the walls and ceilings of nearly 200,000 homes during the October 31–December 2 campaign with assistance from the U.S. government through the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This will protect 900,000 people in five health districts with high malaria prevalence rates. This includes more than 150,000 kids under the age of five and roughly 36,000 pregnant mothers.

According to Solofo Razakamiadana, Malaria Data Specialist with USAID/Madagascar, "Indoor residual spraying is a cost-effective approach to control malaria, which continues to endanger the health and well-being of the Malagasy people."

"Spraying can significantly minimize the spread of this terrible disease, especially when paired with other malaria control measures like using bed nets, giving pregnant women early preventive therapy, and giving those with malaria prompt medical attention."

The spraying campaign is carried out by COVID-19 guidelines and environmental rules and is carried out in collaboration with PMI's global Vector Link initiative. It also includes monthly monitoring to ensure that treatments stay effective.

In addition, USAID helped communities in 27 high-transmission regions of Madagascar receive more than 3.7 million insecticide-treated bed nets, purchased medications worth more than $500,000, and helped more than 17,000 community health professionals offer care and referrals for young children.

The U.S. government collaborates with Madagascar to improve access to and the provision of high-quality healthcare services, or "mpirahalahy mianala." The U.S. government has contributed more than $440 million to health-related activities since 2015, making it the largest bilateral donor to Madagascar's health sector. This amount includes a $26 million investment in malaria treatments in 2021.

The above article is selected by CoolDeeds.org. The information and the assets belong to their respective owners (original link).


Get inspired by these stories and start your own cool deeds. Let’s fill every neighborhood with good and cool activities. Start your first GroupUp activity or event, invite others, register participants & share your cool deeds so others can follow. Use CoolDeeds.com absolutely free tools to start your initiative. All for FREE, click here to start now.

Step 1: CREATE THE EVENT/ACTIVITY:

Get inspiration and pick a date and create an "Event / Group Up" at www.cooldeeds.com. It is absolutely FREE. There are so many ideas on www.CoolDeeds.com, let's take one and go with it or come up with your own ideas and start something good and cool in your neighborhood. Click here to get started.

Step 2: ANNOUNCE & INVITE:

Share it on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts to announce. Send an invite to your friends, neighbors and family to join the "Event / Group Up".

Step 3: PERFORM EVENT & FEEL GOOD:

Perform the event, take images, videos, and share on www.CoolDeeds.com to inspire the world so others can do the same in their community and neighborhood.

You did it.......Even if you did this alone, you should be proud of yourself as we surely are. Let's start creating an "Event / Group Up" today. Please note CoolDeeds.com is absolutely FREE for all the above activities. Our only purpose is to spread good and cool activities everywhere.

Pandemic Control
Foods To Eat When Recovering From Dengue Fever

A nutritious diet can aid in a speedy recovery from dengue illness. The following list of meals and beverages can help you recover quickly. Governmen...

0

2

0

Pandemic Control
Effective measures are taken to control dengue

Dr. Akhtar Malik, Punjab's Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare, expressed sadness over politicians politicizing the dengue epidemic and said...

0

2

0

Pandemic Control
PM urges all to keep their houses clean to prevent dengue

Yesterday, the country's populace was urged by the prime minister to keep their homes and surrounding places clean to ward off dengue. At the usual C...

0

20

0

Pandemic Control
Health dept opts for environmental management to prevent dengue

The health department has started training doctors, female health workers, and personnel of municipal authorities to eradicate mosquitoes as part of t...

0

15

0

Pandemic Control
How to eradicate the next pandemic disease

Nick Wilson felt optimistic at the beginning of 2021. In New Zealand, there had been no or very few COVID-19 instances reported each day for several m...

0

53

0

Pandemic Control
Western University is building Canada's secret weapon against the next pandemic

A secret weapon, if you will, that is being developed at Western University in London, Ontario, to examine humanity's greatest viral risks could help ...

0

59

0

Pandemic Control
Health directorate on the anvil to reduce the burden on major hospitals in Pakistan

The establishment of a Primary Health Directorate by the government is intended to lessen the burden of disease on hospitals by providing patients wit...

0

83

0

Pandemic Control
Chinese Auto ABS Performance Stable, Despite Extended Pandemic-Control Restrictions

Beijing/Hong Kong Fitch Ratings for November 2022: Vehicle sales fell in 2Q22, which was followed by a slowdown in auto loan ABS issuance in 3Q22. Ni...

0

86

0

Pandemic Control
The COVID-19 Pandemic & More: Respiratory viruses on the rise (again), mask mandates work, and more

The COVID-19 update for Colorado is no longer timely and comforting. From 218 the week of November 1 to 379 the week of November 15, hospitalizations ...

0

73

0

Pandemic Control
Preparing for epidemics now and in the future

Global health issues The World Health Organization (WHO) just held a virtual press conference on November 16, 2022, to discuss global health emergen...

0

83

0

Pandemic Control
The More Efficient Way Of Managing The Covid-19 Pandemic

We can stay one step ahead of the subsequent epidemic or pandemic by continuing to detect and monitor infectious disease outbreaks. Many countries re...

0

70

0

Pandemic Control
A new tool to prevent malaria shows promise: Antibody drugs

An international team of researchers reported Monday that a single dose of an antibody medication offered a powerful defense against malaria infection...

0

94

0