Central African Republic
How We Do It
Starting initially with 30, but gradually expanding to 60 community volunteers identified in collaboration with the local Ministry of Health (MoH) and village authorities, MENTOR trained and equipped these people to provide basic diagnostic, treatment and referral services for malaria and other common illnesses within their own communities. These malaria agents have been strategically situated in 59 villages and serving 180,000 people across the eight communes of Paoua Sous-prefecture. Today most families can normally reach their lifesaving help within 5kms. MENTORs community based approach dramatically increases access to malaria diagnostics and treatment. From January 2009 to June 2010, 80,754 people approached a malaria agent or a MENTOR supported health facility for assistance. Of these, 68.9% had confirmed malaria and received appropriate life saving treatment. During this same period, 437 severe malaria cases, including complications due to malnutrition, were referred by our malaria agents to Paoua hospital for inpatient treatment.
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United Nations Foundation (UNF)
Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)
Emergency Relief Funds