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BurkinaFasoHertfordshire Scouts has already raised considerable funds to support a SAM Project in Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta). Malaria remains a serious public health problem in the French-speaking country, despite the implementation of preventive and curative measures. It constitutes the first cause for consultation, hospitalization and death in their health facilities. Statistics from the national health information system reveal that children are the most affected with 44.2% of the reasons for consultation; 52.75% of hospitalizations and 30.03% of deaths.

In 2016 malaria affected about 9.8 million people, 4,000 deaths, including 3,000 among children under five.

Support from Hertfordshire will focus on

  1. Sensitization of populations on the sources of proliferation of the pathogen in order to raise awareness of living in a healthy environment
  2. The destruction of mosquito breeding sites through the cleansing of living environments to stop their proliferationscouts against malaria
  3. Sensitization of mothers of children from 0 to 5 years old and pregnant women (vulnerable groups) to benefit from preventive treatments through exchange workshop sessions, sketches etc.
  4. Raising public awareness of the need to use an impregnated mosquito net effectively.
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