Social Mobilization for Malaria in Ikere LGA of Ekiti State.
Environmental Development and Family Health Organization (EDFHO) with support from Association of Civil Society Organizations in Malaria control, Immunization and Nutrition (ACOMIN) reached out to In-School Youth (ISY), Out-of-School Youth (OSY), Pregnant Women and General Population (Gpop) in Ikere local government area of Ekiti State. The Communities members were reached on malaria prevention and control messages through Interpersonal communication (IPC), community members were provided with basic information on malaria prevention and control, reduced the level of myths and misconceptions of malaria among community members, other issues relating to the symptoms of malaria, steps to take in managing malaria before it becomes deadly, the community were reached in different schools and household by household.. IPC Conductors used the opportunity of the malaria prevention and control program in these communities to counsel and guided the community members on effect of environment population on their lives, they were informed on how dirty environment, unclear brush, broken bottles, dirty water can habitat mosquitoes and mosquitoes causes malaria, they were encouraged to ensure their environment is clean and tidy to keep away mosquitoes that causes malaria and promote an healthy live. .
- To create awareness and sensitize community members using pictures and demonstrations to pass malaria information to enable people to remember what you taught them.
- To intimate community members with basic knowledge of prevention, treatment and management of Malaria.
- To promote the patronage of GF supported health facilities in the various LGAs assigned to them.
- To establish and maintain a cordial relationship between CBOs, health facilities and other key stakeholders..
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