Key results - Malaria
Funded activities include the purchase and distribution of insecticide-treated nets, mass media campaigns, community outreach to improve the acceptability of nets and promote their use, diagnosis by microscopy or rapid testing, treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), and intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women.
4.4 million cases of Malaria treated
Suspected cases of malaria receiving a parasitological test in public sector health facilities (2017)
11.5 million insecticide treated bed nets distributed
Chad hosts over half a million refugees, internally displaced people and returnees as a result of conflict in neighbouring regions. For vulnerable populations in the Lake Chad region the rainy season poses a new threat, the area is full of mosquitos.
Malaria is the leading cause of death in the country, with children under the age of five and pregnant women the most affected. With just one mosquito net for her entire family, Yongou has been struggling to take the precautions needed to keep her loved ones safe.
To ensure families like Yongou’s are protected when the rains arrive, UNDP and the Global Fund are supporting the government of Chad to carry out a massive bednet distribution campaign across the country. 13 million people will soon be reached with long-lasting insecticidal nets in some of the hardest-to-reach and conflict-affected regions of Chad.