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UNDP, working in partnership with the Global Fund and national partners, has provided 11.5 million insecticide treated bed nets to prevent malaria and treated 4.4 million people who have contracted the disease.

Key results - malaria

For over ten years, malaria was the major cause of illness and death in children under the age of 5 in Chad. The UNDP-managed Global Fund grant for malaria aims to reduce malaria-related morbidity and mortality in Chad by increasing coverage of key prevention and treatment interventions. Read more...

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.

5.6 million cases of malaria treated

Source: UNDP (2018)

Suspected cases of malaria receiving a parasitological test in public sector health facilities (2017)

Source: World Health Organization

11.9 million insecticide treated bed nets distributed

Source: UNDP (2018)

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 because 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.

“Our mosquito net has many holes. When it is torn, I sew it with a needle and thread,” -MBokoye, the Yakoua village chief.

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. Thirteen million people will soon be reached with long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) in some of the hardest-to-reach and conflict-affected regions of Chad.

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