has been identified as the chief cause of illness and death in our country
Zambia and indeed our catchment area.
In the year 2004 more than
of the patients admitted to the hospital were affected by malaria and
34% of the patients at O.P.D. had malaria.
number of cases registered in 2004 was 8,375 and the mortality due to
Malaria was the 28% of the affected patients admitted in the hospital.
To control and prevent the
epidemic we ensure the effective implementation of insecticide treated bednets distribution programme.
The programme offers insecticide treated bednets to the community at subsidised
prices, as well as education about the importance of using the nets for
all the family members.
In a particular way the programme targets vulnerable people, under five
children, antenatal mothers, chronically ill patients and under privileged
The programme is headed by one environmental health technologist with
the support of trained community health workers based in every villages.
A malaria drama group has been formed to spread the information in the
villages through demonstration, sketches, songs as well as interpersonal