Malaria is a disease caused by the plasmodium parasite carried by the female Anopheles mosquito, the mosquito injects these malaria parasites into the person’s bloodstream. Malaria should be treated urgently. If it isn’t properly treated, it has been known to cause severe illness leading to complications such as seizures, brain damage, organ failure, and death.
Pregnant women and children under the age of 5 are particularly vulnerable to mosquito bites and malaria infection. However, by providing them with insecticide treated nets and prophylactic medicines, we can help reduce the spread of the malaria infection.
In order to help reduce the spread of malaria infection in women and under 5 children, our team of VMC volunteers in Maiduguri, provided and distributed long lasting insecticide nets to 31 internally displaced women and children in mashidimami IDP camp, Maiduguri, Borno State. They also raised awareness on and sensitized the women on malaria causes and prevention.
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