Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited of Japan will donate 330,000 insecticide-treated bed nets to the Millennium Villages Project, the third round of such donations by the manufacturer toward the goal of demonstrating that malaria deaths can be eradicated across Africa.
Last year during the rainy season, Jackton Oloko recalls testing more than 300 mothers and children for malaria in a single day . “I’ve never been so busy,” he said. But being busy he believes is one of the reasons malaria rates have dropped precipitously over the years in the Sauri Millennium Village located in
For eight years, the Millennium Villages have been playing an important role in advancing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa. That role is unusual and is therefore not well understood. In this article I will illustrate it through one important example: the case of malaria. Back in the year 2000, when the MDGs were
Former Kenyan Minister of Health.
Since it's inauguration in mid 2006, the Mbola Millennium Villages Project (MVP), Tanzania, has addressed the disease burden in the area and malaria is cited as one of the most important health issues facing the community.
In the effort to end malaria deaths, Nigeria is square one: it is Africa's most populated country, and represents one quarter of the continent's malaria burden.