Kick Malaria Out (KMO) 2009 West Africa

Mar 24th, 2009, 08:51 PM
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Kick Malaria Out (KMO) 2009 West Africa

Campaign KMO outreach will run for two weeks by the combined volunteers as part of a month long KMO campaign by VPWA and it grass root partners through out the following countries: Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, & Liberia.

Campaign KMO will start in Ghana with Volunteers from all over the world, including professionals from all fields, students etc. Volunteers will receive a training, conducted by VPWA’s Executive Director, to facilitate cultural understanding and to teach Volunteers how to address each community i.e. community customs, habits, etc. Volunteers will then be divided into two groups (Volunteer Group A & Group B). A Volunteer Team Leader will be assigned for each group of volunteers.

Between 20th August 2009 and September 3rd 2009, Volunteer Group A will travel to the countries east of Ghana i.e. Togo, Benin and Nigeria. Volunteer Group B will travel to the countries West of Ghana i.e. Ivory Coast and Liberia. VPWA partner organizations in these countries, will be awaiting the arrival of VPWA volunteer groups to facilitate any community needs. Each group will:

Conduct community workshops on Malaria by disseminating people-friendly statistical information on the spread of Malaria and providing preventative measures to prevent being infected by the disease

Conduct clean-up training exercises designed to show communities how to prevent and clear water stagnation which is the breeding source of mosquitoes and caused by a) uneven floor b) clogged drains c) poor gradient of gutters and drains. e) rain accumulation f)overflows g)leakages from pipes h)roof gutters chocked with leaves or silt i)misalignment of rainwater downpipes with elbow joint, resulting in blockages. j) Collected water in discarded receptacles.

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Mar 24th, 2009, 09:28 PM
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An spray with DDT.

regards - tom
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Mar 25th, 2009, 12:08 PM
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Another vote for DDT spraying. They did this in the States (and other countries) for years and rid the problem. All well, till the farmers complained about their crops. Now DDT is avoided. While all the information as stated above to avoid breeding of mossies are good, but we know DDT works.

Decisions-decisions: loose a year of crops (supplement communities affected with grains) or have millions of people (mostly children) die worldwide annually.

Bill Gates, we're waiting for the inoculation! How are your folks doing?
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Mar 26th, 2009, 01:21 PM
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Some African countries currently use DDT.
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Apr 16th, 2009, 08:22 PM
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DDT are widely used and in fact governments in Africa are also giving away nets to people. However, it is important for them to be educated about malaria and how it can be prevented. Malaria is killing an African child every 80 seconds and causes more than 300 million acute illnesses and at least one million deaths annually.
Not only that it is a problem in Africa but also in Asia and other 3rd world countries.

Please support our campaign. You can be a distant volunteer by signing up at UN online volunteering and search for our campaign.
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