The secret: motivated, well-trained community health volunteers.
Over 150 communities in seven regions now have systems in place to transport urgent cases from health huts to larger facilities.
Treatment without a proper diagnosis can undermine malaria care. Now Uganda is working to eliminate this practice.
Victoria sees a lot of malaria cases. Today, she's both nurse and patient.
Frontline health workers are vital links between their communities and health systems. In remote and underserved areas, they can also be the difference between life and death.
When I first came to Senegal, I did not know at all what to expect. I knew it would be a life-changing experience.
In a world where some two billion people do not have access to basic health care, simple things can have an enormous impact.
In Senegal, malaria is responsible for about one-third of all outpatient consultations and between 20% and 30% of mortality in health facilities. For the past 3 years IntraHealth International, in partnership and with financial support from Pfizer, has worked to increase the support to health huts and reduce the prevalence of malaria in the remote region of Tambacounda Senegal.