In view of the importance of Implementing Agents (IA’s) in Malaria intervention, ACOMIN on the NFM malaria grant has empowered gloHELP as one of implementing agents to conduct social mobilization activities that will build and sustain community support for appropriate Malaria Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment behaviours in Akoko South East Local Government Areas of Ondo State, Nigeria.
Global HELP Trust Foundation as a community based organizations has been a major force in the multi sectorial approach in fighting Malaria in Ondo State, Nigeria. IAs’ efforts have contributed immensely to the reduction Malaria morbidity by providing care and support to community dwellers which are the key target for intervention.
GLOBAL FUND MALARIA FUNDING MODEL (NFM) SOCIAL MOBLIZATION
Global HELP Trust Foundation is implementing the SM activities in Akoko South East LGA. The following activities are therefore funded on the projects which are expected to be conducted monthly in order to be able to meet the SM targets.
1. Inter Personal Communication-House to House/Group IPC Session
BRIEF SUMMARY ON HOUSE TO HOUSE/GROUP IPC SESSION
Title of activity
House- to- house Inter-personal communication (IPC)/sensitization session in WARD 6 (IPESI):Iro, Ikuba, Iromi, Idofin, Origun, Okikanmi Camp, Audu Camp e.t.c communities in AKOKO SOUTH EAST LGA of ONDO STATE, NIGERIA
To build and sustain community support for appropriate malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment behaviours
To create awareness and sensitize community members using pictures and demonstrations to pass malaria information to enable people to remember what you taught them.
To intimate community members with basic knowledge of prevention, treatment and management of Malaria.
To promote the patronage of GF supported health facilities in the various LGAs assigned to them
To establish and maintain a cordial relationship between CBOs, health facilities and other key stakeholders.
Partnership is key. Associate with partners to be able to link beneficiaries to where commodities are available.
Expected Output (s)
Community members are expected to have improved knowledge of Malaria.
Improved access to health care services in GF supported health facilities
Effective referral and follow-up to health facilities.
Community members should be able to identify early symptoms of Malaria disease and report to appropriate quarters for attention.
The overall demand for Malaria services at the local facilities is expected to increase