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HEALTH (Theory of change)


Volunteers in the Community Tuberculosis Control Programme interacting with health workers at a Primary Health Centre, Oduma

HIV/AIDS and its associated opportunistic infections continue to wreak havoc on the continent irrespective of global and regional efforts being made to combat the scourge. In consort with Malaria, the pandemic has exacerbated the already precarious child and maternal morbidity and mortality rates. According to the World Health Organization, WHO, Africa remains the region (out of its six regions) with the highest maternal mortality ratio, especially as the proportion of births attended by skilled personnel is still low. Of course, these health burdens come with economic implications.

The WHO Commission on Macroeconomics and Health estimated that malaria-related illnesses and mortality cost the economy US$12 billion per year and reduce economic growth by 1 percent per year in high-prevalence countries in Africa.

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Our Scorecard

  • 20, 000 units of anti-malarial drugs distributed to maleria-endemic areas.
  • 5,477 adult learners fitted with reading glasses
  • 25 Community Volunteers trained on tubercle-vigilance in partnership with FHI 360
  • Continuous awareness creation on HIV/Aids, TB, and Malaria
  • 20 Co-operative societies supported with farming micro credit (to combat under-nutrition and expand livelihood options)

 

Our Current Priorities

  • To build Resilient Communities, able to overcome existing health challenges, through training on environmental sanitation, indoor air pollution, family planning, and HIV/AIDS.
  • To increase our support to communities in combating malaria with Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy, ACT, and Long-Lasting Insecticide treated Nets, LLINs.
  • To mount sustained, vigorous campaign against obnoxious traditional practices that are inimical to maternal and child health and that deny women their reproductive rights.  

 

Policy Linkage

Our priorities will contribute to the achievement of Goals 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the MDGs; the National Multisectoral Malaria Action Plan of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership; the World Health Assembly’s Resolution on Health Promotion; and the World Health Organization’s Health Promotion Strategies for the African Region. 

 


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