Malaria is the 3rd leading cause of death for children less than five years worldwide, after pneumonia and diarrheal disease. (WHO)
In Nigeria, Malaria is a major public health challenge where it accounts for more cases and deaths than any other country in the world. Malaria is a risk for 97% of Nigeria’s population. The remaining 3% of the population live in the malaria free highlands. There are an estimated 100 million malaria cases with over 300,000 deaths per year in Nigeria. This compares with 215,000 deaths per year in Nigeria from HIV/AIDS. Malaria contributes to an estimated 11% of maternal mortality and most of these in rural areas.
Jummai Aduda would provide and support the fight against malaria by focusing on control measures such as:
(i) Prevention: Provision of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLIN) to selected rural communities in the FCT; as well as carry out Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in selected communities in the FCT;
(ii) Free Treatment: Artemisinin Based Combination Therapy (ACT), Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) and Home Based Management of Fever (HBMF).
(iii) Education/Enlightenment Campaign: Malaria prevention campaigns in communities and Schools to enhance awareness regarding source and transmission risk reduction, treatment, availability of services at different levels and establishment of Anti-Malaria Clubs in secondary schools.
Maternal and Child Health
The 2010 maternal mortality rate per 100,000 births for Nigeria was estimated at 840. The under-5 mortality rate, per 1,000 births is 143 and the neonatal mortality as a percentage of under-5’s mortality is 28. (WHO)
Jummai Aduda Organization is poised to contribute to the achievement of goal 4 – Reduce child mortality and Goal 5 – improve maternal death through customized community interventions that would reduce the incidence of maternal mortality in the FCT.
Training of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs)
Since the adoption of the Primary Health Care (PHC) approach in Nigeria in 1979, government has recognized the need for integrating traditional birth attendants (TBAs) into the PHC System and had consequently initiated TBAs training programmes. In spite of the high patronage of traditional birth attendants especially in rural communities with little or no access to health facilities, studies show that 70% of deliveries in Nigeria are handled by TBAs. Therefore, TBAs play an important role in the health system and require training and capacity building to strengthen their roles.
Jummai Aduda Organisation will collaborate with other relevant agencies and organization to enhance capacity building initiatives which will offer sustainable solutions to strengthen this institution through the effective selection and evidence-based TBA training on maternal and new-born care of women that are based in and committed to the well-being of their indigenous communities. In addition our organization will provide clean delivery kits and set up linkages for the TBAs to access these kits as and when required.