NRSP launches health awareness campaign on Malaria and Dengue

Malaria and Dengue

NRSP launches health awareness campaign on Malaria and Dengue

UMERKOT: May 18,2024: NRSP aunch Health awareness campaign on Malaria and dengue with collaboration of Sindh Health Department. an awareness campaign to prevent malaria and follow precautionary measures. campaign to prevent malaria disease and to take preventive measures against malaria in the next season of malaria.

The awareness campaign conducted in the schools, colleges, university as well as cities and villages of Umerkot district wherein the people were advised to take precautions to protect themselves from malaria.

The officials suggested the measures, including use mosquito nets to protect yourself and your family members from mosquitoes, as well as put used car oil, white sand and dirt on standing water inside the house and in spas so that mosquitoes cannot stay there.

In addition to this, all people, especially women, innocent children and pregnant women, who have symptoms of fever and thirst should immediately undergo a free malaria check-up at the government hospitals.

Dr. Muhammad Afzal Incharge Vector Borne Disease (VBD) Umerkot He said that malaria project covered in District Umerkot total 87 hospitals have been given free facilities for checking and treating malaria. Ali Nawaz Rahimoo District Coordinator NRSP said Malaria is a life-threatening disease primarily found in tropical countries. It is both preventable and curable.

However, without prompt diagnosis and effective treatment, a case of uncomplicated malaria can progress to a severe form of the disease, which is often fatal without treatment.Malaria is not contagious and cannot spread from one person to another; the disease is transmitted through the bites of female Anopheles mosquitoes.

Five species of parasites can cause malaria in humans and 2 of these species – Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax – pose the greatest threat. There are over 400 different species of Anopheles mosquitoes
While sitting and sleeping in the room, put screens on the windows and doors, and outside the rooms, do not smoke while sitting and sleeping, especially from sunset to sunrise, and put mosquito nets over the beds and beds. Use mosquito repellent to prevent malaria