In Chad, malaria is the leading cause of disease (22.6 percent) and death (19 percent), with an estimated 500,000 malaria cases every year. While in Cameroon, a country of nearly 20 million, the percentage of children under five years of age sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets is estimated at 21 percent, and only 26 percent of pregnant women receive the accepted dose of medicine to prevent malaria.
Building on the successes and achievements of Jhpiego’s malaria prevention work in Angola and Nigeria, the ExxonMobil Foundation offered to help implement a malaria in pregnancy (MIP) prevention program in malaria-endemic districts along the oil pipeline in Chad and Cameroon. The program is being implemented in the Doba, Beboto, Bodo, Bebedjia Districts in the East Logone region of Chad and the Kribi District in coastal Cameroon.
As part of its strategy to strengthen malaria prevention and treatment services, Jhpiego is collaborating with the Ministries of Health in Chad and Cameroon to develop and update national guidelines and policies on malaria prevention and treatment, and to share them with frontline health providers working in regional and district facilities. The organization develops innovative solutions to address today’s global health challenges and works with communities to increase frontline health workers’ ability to deliver lifesaving care.
|Location||West Africa, Chad, Cameroon|