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Novartis In Partnership With YEDI Is Pushing Back Malaria With ‘TATU’

Malaria is a prevailing health issue in Nigeria. With an estimated 100 million malaria cases per year, 97% of Nigerians are at risk of being infected. Over 300,000 deaths each year are due to malaria and about 11% maternal mortality in Nigeria is due to malaria.

Novartis is at the centre of the fight against malaria in Nigeria. In collaboration with Grassroot Soccer, a program run by Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI), Novartis is pushing back the lines against malaria in Nigeria. With its ‘TATU’ booklet, a cartoon illustration providing information on malaria prevention and the importance of appropriate diagnosis and treatment, Novartis is succeeding in helping to deliver a malaria free nation.

 

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                                      Kids reading the "TATU" Booklet

 

 

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                                 Skillz practice on Malaria Prevention and Treatment

 

So far, for the first quarter of the year (2014), Novartis through YEDI has reached a total of 1,382 participants in 23 schools in 5 local government areas in Lagos State alone. Through the ‘Tatu’ booklet, these participants have learned about the significance of malaria prevention by using a bed net, the importance of diagnosis and appropriate treatment and also the importance of going to a health clinic rather than self-medicating.

 

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                                          Skillz Practice- Bed Net Demonstration

The program is ongoing and plans to reach over 8,000 students by August 2014.

 

 


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