“The role of the Deki Reader™ in malaria diagnosis, treatment and reporting: findings from an Africare pilot project in Nigeria.” Adah et al., 2018.
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Africare in Nigeria will convene a stakeholder summit on April 12th in Abuja to release the results of a six-year malaria prevention program in Nigeria that was implemented with the support of ExxonMobil.
“The Africare MAPS-C project has helped advance our goals of working with partners to provide malaria prevention therapies to communities in Nigeria and helping to improve health infrastructure,” said Kevin Murphy, president of ExxonMobil Foundation. “We were proud to support Africare in training health workers in electronic data capture and timely sharing of health information.”
The Malaria Prevention in Mobil Producing Nigeria Supplier Communities (MAPS-C) project ran from 2011 through 2017 and was focused on four local government areas in Akwa Ibom and Rivers States (Eket, Ibeno, Bonny and Ogu/Bolo) reaching over 90,000 people. Beneficiaries included children under five and pregnant women in households within these communities.
Among the top-line results of the evaluation of the MAPS-C project, it was found that:
For more details and statistics on Africare’s work, click here Africare-2pgr-v3MAPS-C Nigeria Digital
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By Kashimana Michael-Ejegwa
Internally displaced persons (IDPs), students and vulnerable communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), are part of the 10,000 people targeted to benefit from Africare Nigeria’s Power Forward project on public health and life saving skills this year.
Country director, Africare Nigeria, Dr Orode O. Doherty made this known yesterday in Abuja during a stakeholders meeting to launch its 2017 strategy.
She said the non-governmental organisation will be carrying out the Power Forward project in partnership with Exxon Mobil and National Basketball Association (NBA) .
“The strategy is to reach more indirect beneficiaries with public health and life saving skills learning, supplies distribution and behavior change interventions.
“This will be achieved by expanding programming into IDP camps, providing hand washing stations in 20 schools, planting of trees project amongst others,” she said.
Also speaking, Mrs Victoria Uno George, deputy director, Secondary Education Board, Abuja, said the 2017 strategy will give opportunity to more children.
“Africare’s 2017 strategy is wonderful because the schools are actively involved, and now, more children who don’t have opportunities will be reached.”
ExxonMobil, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Africare will celebrate the second year of the Power Forward pilot program, a youth engagement initiative that uses basketball to develop health literacy and life skills among Nigerian youth, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 at National Stadium in Abuja.
The National Basketball Association (NBA), Africare and ExxonMobil announced today the launch of the second year of Power Forward, a youth empowerment initiative that uses basketball to develop health, leadership and life skills among Nigerian youth.
No fewer than 72,520 persons have benefitted from Africare Malaria Prevention programmes in Akwa Ibom and Rivers states.