Anti-Malaria Micro Project
Country of Operation
- Rwanda-Village Concept Project (RVCP)Not-for-profit
- Malaria Foundation InternationalNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryThe Anti-Malaria Microproject looks at ways to reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with malaria in the rural populations of Huye district in the Southern Province of Rwanda.
The Microproject aims to improve the health conditions of the target community by prevention and by reducing the prevalence of malaria. The project also intends to improve access to prompt treatment. This will be achieved by educating target communities, by strengthening Information, Education, and Communication activities (IECs) at all level, by improving access to preventive measures as well as promote the use of Long Lasting Treated Nets (LLTNs), and by environment management programs.
Key program components
The project is run by Rwanda-Village Concept Project (RVCP) a voluntary, non governmental organization run by students of different disciplines and different nationalities in close cooperation with local communities in Southern province of Rwanda. Malaria education targets community adults and primary school children. The program emphasizes malaria education and distribution of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) as the main strategies used in reducing prevalence of malaria. As part of the education program, participants have gained a profound understanding of the causes, symptoms and transmission of malaria, leading to greater acknowledgment of the importance of preventive measures and prompt treatment.