“How as an aware and proactive Sudanese citizen can you play a role in preventing malaria in your home and neighborhoods to support the malaria control strategy for Sudan?”
Malaria in Sudan
Malaria is a major public health problem in Sudan. Almost, 75% of population is at risk of getting malaria. Its transmission in Sudan is highly linked with climatic conditions of the country. There are two peaks of transmissions - one occurs during the rainy season and the other during winter season. Malaria during the rainy season involves most of the areas in Sudan. In urban areas and in irrigated schemes the transmission is throughout the year with a noticeable peak during winter time. In Sudan, six malaria epidemiological strata can be identified: irrigated schemes, seasonal, man-made urban, desert-fringe, riverine and emergency and complex situation malaria. The main strategies adopted to control malaria in Sudan are:
• Early diagnosis and prompt treatment;
• Vector control response (including insecticide treated bed nets, indoor residual house spraying and larval source management etc.);
• Forecasting, early detection and containment of the epidemics;
• Capacity building and strengthening of malaria control activities through improvement of the information system, operational research and partnership; and
• Raising the public awareness and knowledge on malaria prevention and control
Govt. of Sudan with UN agencies like UNDP, UNICEF and WHO have worked on reducing the number of malaria cases over the years bringing the number of deaths due to malaria down by over two-thirds. However, malaria remains a big concern for Sudan - accounted for 8.7% of outpatient clinics’ visits in 2015 and ranked first among top ten causes of morbidity and number eight among top ten causes of mortality. Malaria also remains as one of the biggest causes of illness and death in children under ¬five. In 2016, the malaria cases is estimated to be 3 million.
Considering the risk posed by this life-threatening disease and to mark the World Malaria Day 2017, UNDP- Global Fund in partnership with UNICEF is organizing this Raik Shino game challenge on - “How as an aware and proactive Sudanese citizen can you play a role in preventing malaria in your home and neighborhoods to support the malaria control strategy in Sudan?”
• We encourage you to come up with new and exciting ideas or solutions on how you can combat malaria using efforts at your personal level.
• The winner with the best idea/solution of the game challenge will receive an iPhone 6.0.
• The duration of the challenge is from April 25th– May 9th 2017.
All the best!
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