No fewer than 72,520 persons have benefitted from Africare Malaria Prevention programmes in Akwa Ibom and Rivers states.
Great progress has been made in overcoming malaria, but the disease remains a serious threat in sub-Saharan Africa, especially to young children.
Africare/Liberia has started distributing TOMS shoes to public school students to buttress government efforts in easing the economic burden of citizens as schools open after closing due to the Ebola outbreak.
MPENJE Village in Kalambo District, Rukwa Region has recorded zero maternal deaths for the past three years, thanks to the efforts of Africare, a non-governmental organization which focuses on reducing maternal deaths and child mortalities among rural communities.
BBC Media Action’s research found that knowledge of key nutrition behaviors during pregnancy are very high among those interviewed and that Mwanzo Bora’s Social Behavior Change Communication Kit is helping parents feel comfortable asking questions about nutrition lessons they do not fully understand.
The Ministry of Health entered into an agreement with at least three international NGOs and one local NGO for the management of US$6 million to revive routine health services in five counties considered most affected by the Ebola virus.
Since 2000, the number of malaria deaths in Africa and worldwide have decreased significantly, according to new data published in the World Malaria Report 2014.
More than 5,100 people in West Africa have died this year from the Ebola virus. Tragically, many of those who died were children. Also tragically, many of those who died were parents.