Beginning in 1999, IPHD undertook its first malaria prevention activities by including in its health and nutrition program in Equatorial Guinea talks on the care and treatment of children who have malaria. A total of 180 village workshops were held over the next 3 years in that country, attended by approximately 60,000 people.  The IPHD emphazised the need for children to sleep under mosquito nets and to elimanate stagnant pools of water in the community, especially around houses.  This program was followed by more focused and larger programs in the Congo Republic and Guinea- Bissau as a part of the Food for Education Programs.  From 2003 to 2009, 106,904 mosquito nets were distributed in the Congo Republic for use among children under age 12.  A survey conducted by IPHD showed that as many as 3 children may sleep under one mosquito net.  In Guinea-Bissau, 59,150 mosquito nets have been distributed so far, with the goal being 100,000 by the end of 2011.

Following is a summary of IPHD malaria prevention activities in Africa

IPHD - MALARIA PREVENTION

Country

Year

Funding Amount

Number of beneficiaries

children

adults

Congo Republic

2002-2004

$580 000

433 635

12 500

Congo Republic

2004-2006

$174 139

139 293

8 250

Congo Republic

2006-2008

$297 723

34 789

16 100

Congo Republic

2007-2009

$350 000

50 000

20 000

Congo Republic

2009-2010

$294 000

50 000

0

Guinea-Bissau

2005-2007

$245 000

24 658

18 500

Guinea-Bissau

2006-2008

$261 486

24 665

15 500

Guinea-Bissau

2008-2009

$84 201

78 170

35 000

Totals

 

$2 286 549

835 210

125 850

 

NEW FUNDING

Country

Year

Funding Amount

Number of beneficiaries

children

adults

Guinea-Bissau

2 years

$775 000

105 250

100 000