Long-Term Proactive Test & Treat Campaign to Reduce the Morbidity of Malaria
From March to June, peak malaria season, ASCs will conduct weekly proactive screenings across 12 primary & nursery schools, covering +500 students under the age of five. This project will train 30 teachers on malaria, and build a collaborative system with ASCs to detect sick children. During screenings, symptomatic cases of malaria will be immediately tested and treated for children under five for free. As malaria cases tend to cluster within a household, ASCs will then visit the child’s home and proactively test the entire family. The community’s in-kind contribution includes the equipment and venue for training, and mass communication strategies. This proactive form of CCM aims to reduce the high morbidity from malaria by promptly testing & treating cases of simple malaria in children under five and their families, therefore breaking the malaria transmission cycle early.