“We are seeing more than 30 new SAM cases each week,” said Nicolas Mouly, ALIMA’s project coordinator in Muna. “There is no way to avoid malnutrition here. There is not enough food or water in Muna. The living conditions are poor and make people more susceptible to disease.”
When Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Health asked for help responding to an outbreak of dengue fever, ALIMA and its partners, SOS Médecins Burkina and KEOOGO, began supporting the government-led response on November 18, in three hospitals in and around the capital, Ouagadougou, where the majority of cases were concentrated.
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As part of its ongoing strategy to combat malaria in Mali, ALIMA and its Malian partner Alliance Médicale Contre le Paludisme (Medical Alliance Against Malaria, or AMCP) has completed, in collaboration with health authorities, a Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) campaign, in two districts of the Koulikoro region, where malaria is the leading cause of death among children under five years of age.SMC is a preventative measure that administers a full-treatment course of anti-malarial medicine to children living in endemic malaria zones, each month during rainy season. The World Health Organization says that SMC has been shown to protect up to 75 percent of children under the age of five against uncomplicated and severe malaria.A single dose of SMC can protect a child for one month. This year, ALIMA-AMCP distributed four rounds of anti-malarial medications to more than 84,000 children under the age of five, in Kangaba and Kolokani districts in Mali, between August and November, during the rainy season, when the risk of transmission is highest, in order to prevent them from contracting the disease. Health workers were able to reach children in even the most remote areas. Promising results While SMC does not prevent all cases of malaria, the results of previous rounds of SMC campaigns in Mali have been very encouraging."The SMC has already demonstrated a decrease of more than70 percent of malaria cases in children under five years old during peak season," said Dr. Soma Bahonan, the ALIMA-AMCP medical coordinator in Mali.This year, a distribution of ready-to-use supplementary food was also included in the SMC distribution in Kolokani district in order to prevent malnutrition. Children suffering from malnutrition are more often affected by malaria and the distribution of supplementary food should...
The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), in collaboration with SOS Médecins Burkina and Keoogo, began supporting the Ministry of Health’s response efforts on November 18th, as the burden of the disease remains high. ALIMA and its partners are now supporting the Yalgado Ouedraogo University Hospital in Ouagadougou where the most severe dengue cases are treated.