Malaria Prevention in The Gambia

  • Location: Gambia

  • Sector: Public Health

  • Beneficiaries: 972,000

  • Partners: HePDO, CRS, NSGA, ADWAC, CaDO

In 2015, there were 214 million cases in malaria in the world and 438,00 deaths globally; 90 percent of those deaths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa. Although malaria is preventable, in the developing world, it presents an enduring challenge. Children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable and account for more than two-thirds of all malaria deaths.

One Mobile Projector per Trainer (OMPT) has partnered with Health Promotion and Development Organization (HePDO) in The Gambia to prevent the spread of malaria in rural communities. HePDO focuses on delivering Long Lasting Insecticide Nets for children, pregnant women and the general population. OMPT will provide training and technology to strengthen HePDO’s malaria prevention messaging and allow it to be delivered throughout the community via cordless video projectors. OMPT will work with HePDO to ensure that all Gambians have access to the tools and strategies to protect themselves against malaria.

Patrice York