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Scout Troops/SLAM Celebrate WMD 2008
A group of 12 scouts helped SMI promote malaria prevention activites in 5 villages of the Health District.
SMI requested malaria training to the National Malaria Program, and the director and his 34 NURSES and MID-WIVES went through a refresher program on Malaria prevention which laid emphasis on Mosquito-net RE-TREATMENT procedures.
We then went on to train the members of the Scout Movement and these young boys and girls are visiting the 5 villages under the leadership of SMI and the Health District Malaria Program supervisor.
SLAM prepare for malaria transmission season
On Wednesday May 7th SMI organized a malaria control program at ST Cyrill College , a private High Scool, 30km from the capital. This was done in collaboration with Malaria and HIV/AIDS staff of CARE INTERNATIONAL.
Care International Medical officer explaining malaria prevention methods. On his left is SMI staff.
SMI staff demonstrating bednet treatment
On March 12, 2008, the Stop Malaria International (SMI) conducted a malaria educational workshop in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, at the SMI’s headquarters. Participants included 12 Scout Leaders of the Sub-Community of Bonoumin, a trainee for SMI office and the assistant of one of our mosquito net sellers. The instruction was provided by Mr. John Martin Segbo and Mr. Konan Lambert. Mr Konan is the Technical Manager of SMI and is a medical entomologist with background in malaria.
Mr. Segbo and Mr. Lambert used various educational aids including: re-treatment kits (mosquito net, plastic basin, re-treatment chemical, etc), mega posters (A woman and her child under five sleeping under mosquito net, highly magnified MOSQUITO in biting position, a community re-treatment scene showing women treating their nets), different types of mosquito nets (ordinary and different long-lasting types), chemicals for vector control, spraying machines and protective materials.
Mr Konan and Mr. Segbo strecthing out an ordinary mosquito net
Mr. Konan, workshop instructor A re-treatment scene