7th October 2014.
MALARIA PREVALENCE FOR MAKANDA AREA FROM 1ST JANUARY 2014 TO 30TH JUNE 2014
I hereby write to inform you that we collected data with regard to malaria prevalence in Makanda area which has a population of 1796 people. The number of people who suffered from Malaria i.e. confirmed malaria positive by either rapid diagnostic test or electronic microscope was 289 representing 16.1%. Out of the 289 it was found that 193 were children aged five years and below representing 66.7% of the malaria infected people. This data was collected from health centers which serve Makanda community i.e. St. Andrew’s hospital, Mtunthama health center, Wimbe health center and Njobvu health post. There was a total of 283 dwelling houses which were sprayed.
AIM OF THE IRS PROGRAM
Following the indoor residual spraying exercise carried out in Makanda village in September 2014 our target is to reduce malaria prevalence from 16.1% to 8% from 1st October 2014 to 31st March 2015. Our plans are to do the second spraying exercise in January 2015.
More comprehensible report on all the activities and expenditure will be submitted to you by next week. We are always grateful for your financial support towards the IRS program.