Well being: launch of the distribution marketing campaign for impregnated mosquito nets

Well being: launch of the distribution marketing campaign for impregnated mosquito nets

The marketing campaign will happen in two distinct phases. The primary, for this month of September, will cowl the departments of Pointe-Noire, Bouenza, Niari, Lékoumou, Pool and Kouilou. The second is scheduled for October and can cowl these of Brazzaville, Plateaux, the 2 Cuvettes, Sangha and Likouala. Thus, to permit all Congolese to acquire their mosquito web, all marketing campaign operations have been digitized due to an progressive experiment at the moment being carried out in Loandili (Pointe-Noire) and Mindouli (Pool).

Certainly, the Minister of Well being and Inhabitants defined that using impregnated mosquito nets alone is just not sufficient to higher battle towards malaria. “This operation is continuing usually, what’s extra vital is that by distributing these mosquito nets, the personnel concerned are encouraging each the communities to hold out extra sanitation measures, with a view to combating mosquito breeding websites”mentioned Gilbert In a position.

Talking for the event, Dr. Lambert Kitembo, undertaking coordinator on the Ministry of Well being, mentioned that in Congo, in line with knowledge from the Nationwide Malaria Management Plan 2020, it has been notified that this illness is the main explanation for consultations in recent times, i.e. 63% of instances of consultations, 20% of hospitalizations and 9% of instances of mortality, towards 64% respectively; 40% and 42% in 2016. The long-lasting impregnated mosquito web stays the only and handiest synergistic technique of avoiding mosquito bites.

“Your entire inhabitants is susceptible to contracting this illness, however pregnant ladies and youngsters underneath 5 are essentially the most susceptible teams. For youngsters underneath 5, malaria represented 73% of the causes of consultations, 48% of the causes of hospitalizations and 47% of the causes of loss of life in hospitals in 2019. This is a chance for us to salute the partnership with the International Fund and Catholic Aid Companies, in addition to the technical help supplied by United Nations system businesses and different companions who contribute to the method of eliminating malaria within the Republic of Congo by 2030″, he mentioned.

For her half, Maïmouna Diop, delegate of the consultant of the World Well being Group in Congo, indicated that the launch of this third version, after these of 2011 and 2019, constitutes as soon as once more a wonderful alternative to mark the eye deal with efficient and environment friendly interventions to be carried out to be able to speed up motion to beat the heavy burden of malaria.

“Malaria stays a serious public well being problem, for its scale and its seriousness on the world stage, particularly within the context of the covid-19 pandemic which has shaken even essentially the most environment friendly well being methods. In keeping with the newest estimates, 241 million instances of malaria have been recorded in 2020 in comparison with 227 million in 2019, a rise of almost 14 million instances. Equally, the variety of deaths was estimated at 627,000 in 2020, i.e. 69,000 extra deaths than in 2019”, mentioned Maïmouna Diop.

A complete of three,502,800 mosquito nets shall be distributed freed from cost all through the nation. A primary distribution marketing campaign was carried out in 2019 with the assist of the International Fund to Struggle HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, by which 2,640,360 mosquito nets have been distributed out of three,065,073.

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