This project is an inclusive malaria project which includes two main activities. The first being a test and treat campaign and the second a large scale Bike Tour with the surrounding Peace Corps volunteers to help raise awareness about the problem of malaria in the region. These two activities not only help to fight malaria on a house to house level, but also seeks to improve the collaboration between the volunteers of all sectors to fight malaria and raise awareness of the importance of malaria work.
The test and treat campaign will target 6 villages to test all pregnant and children under 5, and all positive cases will be treated on the spot or referred to the health center. There will also be a survey and an education to help give people the tools to fight malaria. Additionally, we will provide all pregnant women with TPI if they are eligible. Then after a month we will do a follow up survey to see if the knowledge was transmitted, and if the behavior is maintained. The Bike Tour will be 10 volunteers biking over 150 kmhelping the participating volunteers to do innovative malaria projects, including murals, health days at local schools and fun malaria games.
The impact of this project is not only on a household level, allowing people to know their malaria status, but also on a multi-community level. This will not only raise awareness by helping to host bigger community events but also involve and motivate our Peace Corps Volunteer community to do cross-sectoral malaria work.