Come see what MAP programs have been up to lately… Here are the most important events and milestones accomplished by MAP programs this February!
- 11 villages in Bouake and 14 in Bouna have been certified as Open Defecation Free (ODF) due to MAP’s encouragement and training in Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) initiatives. Ceremonies were held for the villages attended by representatives from the Ministry of Health and UNICEF Cote d’Ivoire.
- Tensions were reported at the Lberaian border after 70 people were arrested and suspected of preparing an attack against Cote d’Ivoire.
- 300 community members from the Burangi Total Health Village gathered to break ground and begin construction of the Burangi health facility. All shared a meal after foundations had been dug. The community is very excited to be a part of this process.
- Community health workers in the Esonorua Total Health Village were trained on the use and maintenance of the lab equipment that was supplied to their ealth facility because of the efforts of Susan Nalepo, Community Heroes finalist.
- The Tello Mobile Clinic provided medical treatment for 254 patients, and health education for 304 villagers on Marid Island.
- Several livelihood security projects are successfully underway at the Tello Island Total Health Village, including fishing, small business, agriculture, and animal husbandry.
- Received new funding for THV Lahusa (locally arranged) through AME Brasil after their team visited.
- A health promoter in Ecuador noticed that fatigue was affecting many of the people in his community, and especially women and children. Recognizing that the fatigue was due to anemia, health promoters in the Napo region are now working to reduce anemia through education and home gardens.
- 19 water filters were distributed in the Apatug school. Now each classroom has a filter and can provide clean water for their students throughout the day.
- It was clear through Buruli Ulcer follow-up visits that BU patients were recovering well, that nurses and community volunteers had been well-trained, and that MAP Ghana’s BU programs are making a significant difference.
- Dr. Ravi Jayakaran visited the MAP Honduras programs and conducted training in data collection, and planning of a THV for MAP Honduras and MAP partners Growers First. MAP Honduras also explored the opportunity of working, in partnership with Growers First, with a coffee-growing community in Honduras, called La Germania-Uno.
- The Chilimarca clinic provided health services to 212 patients last month. 40 women received reproductive health services and 86 children received regular check-ups and health monitoring.
- Children in the Chilimarca school received dental health services and participated in a workshop about the importance of maintenance and care of teeth.
- 156 malnourished children were enrolled in a new project as part of the Drought Crisis response program, which includes intensive health education at feeding centers so that mothers and children can have a better understanding of a child’s nutritional needs.
- In the Kacheri program community members are engaged in access road construction, building efficient stoves, microwatershed development, and watering 28,000 trees planted with World Food Programme support.
International Health Programs
- Utilized 212 volunteer hours, valued at $4,293, to pack or prepare product.
- Shipped 6 containers, 11 CAM large volume orders, 186 prepacks, and 121 custom orders.
- Accepted and received GEMS-donated antibiotics from EC-EU, London-based manufacturer Durbin Pharmaceuticals; received into Foreign Trade Zone.
- Prospected and developed new IHP partnerships, including Breast Cancer Relief.
- A letter of intent was submitted to the Gates Foundation for an Integrated Buruli Control & Leprosy Elimination in West Africa Project.
- A proposal was submitted to USAID for Promoting Health Timing & Spacing of Pregnancies in Northern Uganda through an Integrated Development Approach.
- Three additional grant proposal opportunities for Global Programs are under review.
- The Transformational Missions program was promoted this month through an eblast sent out to 2,500 people.