- Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
- A child dies of malaria every 30 seconds.
- There were 247 million cases of malaria in 2006, resulting in 1.5-2.7 million deaths yearly
- Malaria is preventable and curable.
- Approximately half of the world's population is at risk of malaria, particularly those living in lower-income countries.
- Travellers from malaria-free areas to disease “hot spots” are especially vulnerable to the disease.
- Malaria has been shown to have a significant impact on the economic growth of affected populations, costing Africa an estimated $12 billion in lost GDP growth every year
- Sensitize and educate public on crucial malaria issues;
- Carry malaria-related messages to the grassroots;
- Create awareness on causes and costs of malaria hazard on the people and economy of the nation;
- Keep the public fully informed on recent research results, medication, and other malaria prevention and eradication efforts;
- Conduct robust media advocacy campaigns, with view of attaining very strategic
results in the fight against malaria. CAPEC's Malaria Prevention Project CAPEC
resource persons distributing free mosquito nets and other gifts to school children
at Bitame Lucia nursery and primary school, Nkolfoulou, Yaounde.
CAPEC has provided free mosquito nets to school children and pregnant women through prenatal clinics. We distribute nets treated with safe long-lasting insecticide as recommended by the World Health Organization.
Such nets are highly effective as they establish a zone of protection, which covers the people sleeping under the net as well as anyone in the same household. By providing the nets through prenatal clinics CAPEC gives an incentive for women to seek early prenatal services, including voluntary HIV counseling and testing.
CAPEC shall ensure the continued effectiveness of its program by monitoring the distribution of the nets at the clinic; by conducting random home visits to ensure that the nets are used properly; and through the analysis of data collected from participating clinics. We are presently working hard to get an initial push to start with this salient project.
We greatly welcome all donations (financial, material and equipment) that will enable us successful carry out this malaria local campaign. Every cent of your donation will assist us to buy a bed-net to protect a pregnant woman or a child.