Pcv 3 August 2009

Post: Lissezoun, Zou

Brief Project Description:

Malaria education session and selling of mosquito nets to pregnant women and mothers of children under 5. One mother from each quartier in Lessezoun will be trained on prevention methods, including the appropriate use of mosquito nets, signs and symptoms of malaria and proper treatment seeking behaviors. These women will help educate the population on malaria during our malaria day activities on August 10, 2009 and then serve as resource persons for the community regarding malaria issues and questions. After the population is informed about malaria, pregnant women and mothers of children under 5 will have the opportunity to buy mosquito nets from PSI facilitated through the NGO.

Dates of Project: August 10, 2009
Number of People Involved:
• 150 Mosquito nets sold to pregnant women or mothers of children under 5
• 3 women trained as Community Resource People or Peer Educators on Malaria
• 9 Adult Males, 15 Adult Females, 7 Male Youth, 5 Female Youth, and 6 children were educated about prevention and treatment of malaria
Budget:

Item Number Cost
Sound System 1 10.000 CFA
Tent 1 5.000 CFA
Total Cost 15.000 CFA

Amount Requested: 15.000 CFA

Feedback:

The community just wanted the mosquito nets and was not interested in staying around for the education session. Many people showed up later in the afternoon to buy the nets and missed the important information regarding other prevention methods, appropriate use of the net, signs and symptoms of malaria and proper treatment seeking behaviors. In the future I would think about having people sign up to buy the nets and then arranging smaller education sessions by concession or quartier to ensure that everyone benefited from the important information provided.

Comments

GAD Coordinator: I like that this project sought to engage the women as peer educators. It’s too bad more people didn’t stay for the training, but I think the feedback is good advice for anyone doing a similar project. Her receipts check out. Recommend funding.
GAD Finance: I thought that health centers gave free mosquito nets to pregnant women. I might be mistaken. Too bad the project did not go as planned. Could Mel provide information on the ages of the people involved? Recommend funding.
GAD Specialist: I particularly like the feedback/lessons learned. Let her not use frananglais “quartier” that is neighborhood in English.

GAD Coordinator UPDATE: Emailed Mel to ask about nets in the centers. In the meantime, approved funding.

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