CTYA works on three year programme to eliminate malaria

Zambia: Contact Trust Youth Association (CTYA) has announced that they want to extend their services to Sesheke, Mwandi and Mulobezi Districts. The organization is committed to eliminating the infections of Malaria in Western Province.

The non-governmental organisation focused on health promotion made this announcement during a stakeholder meeting. The meeting was hosted at Ndawana lodge in Sesheke district with the Project Coordinator Christable Hanongo making the announcement.

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The Project Coordinator informed the officials that they would be running the project for the next tree years. The project has already started on May 1 2024  and will will run till May 30 2026.

Hanongo highlighted that the NGO’s commitment to promoting behavioural change is essential for effective Malaria control and elimination. The members of the community want to make sure that the infection rates of Malaria can be combated affectively.

The vector borne disease has been a cause of concern for the health stakeholders of the Western Province. The members of CTYA have shared that they are working to make sure that the issue does not remain a cause of concern for long.

“As a youth organization, we are dedicated to empowering communities through education and proactive measures to combat Malaria. Our approach prioritizes sustainable practices and local involvement to ensure long-term success,” Christable Hanongo said.

Meanwhile, Sesheke District Malaria Elimination Officer Phellem Lubasi said CTYA has come at a right time. He highlighted that the district is fighting to reduce the cases of malaria which is at 88 percent.

Further, Barotse Royal Establishment representative Minyoi Lyomba Induna Mushimbo of Maondo area welcomed the NGO and expressed his gratitude to the NGO for coming to operate in Sesheke district.

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The local Induna urged officers from the Ministry of health to work together with the new NGO in combating and eliminating Malaria in the district. The stakeholders meeting comprised participation from health officers from Yeta District Hospital, religious leaders  and local officials

The CTYA’s three year project in the fight against Malaria in the three districts of Sesheke, Mwandi and Mulobezi is funded by the Churches Association of Zambia (CHAZ).