Malaria Project

In the relentless fight against malaria, NELICO’s Malaria Project emerges as a beacon of hope and resilience, striving to effect social behavioral change and advocacy in collaboration with the government’s health department. Over a swift two-month intervention, our mission transcended mere intervention to foster a holistic approach to malaria prevention and management.

At the heart of this endeavor lies a multifaceted strategy aimed at strengthening the very fabric of our communities. From enhancing environmental resilience to providing education and awareness, our efforts converge to create a formidable barrier against the scourge of malaria. Through targeted interventions, we empower communities living in high-risk areas with the knowledge and tools to combat malaria effectively.

Crucially, our initiatives extend beyond mere education to tangible action. Through community mobilization efforts, we stimulate individuals to avail themselves of free bed nets and prioritize timely healthcare-seeking behavior when symptoms arise. Moreover, we extend a lifeline to expectant mothers, ensuring they are aware of their entitlement to free malaria treatment and are empowered to seek help promptly.

In our quest to dispel myths and misconceptions, we confront beliefs surrounding witchcraft and traditional remedies head-on, fostering a culture of evidence-based healthcare and informed decision-making.

At the grassroots level, NELICO orchestrates vibrant community meetings, enlisting the support of local leaders and performers to disseminate crucial information on malaria prevention. Through music, dance, theater, and comedy, we engage hearts and minds, ensuring that no corner of our communities remains untouched by the message of resilience and empowerment.

Moreover, we invest in the capacity-building of social workers and community health workers, equipping them with the skills and resources to conduct home visits and deliver personalized malaria prevention strategies to even the most remote corners of our villages.

As we navigate the complexities of malaria prevention and advocacy, we do so with unwavering resolve, knowing that every step taken brings us closer to a future where malaria is but a distant memory. Join us as we continue to champion the cause of health and well-being, forging pathways to a world free from the grip of malaria’s scourge.