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SAFE ECD/OVC and Urban Gogos 2011 MOSQUITO NET DISTRIBUTION

Report for the Southern Region villages Compiled by Mary Phiri




Demonstrating how to use a mosquito

net on the mat at Simiyoni village

Gogos watch a mosquito net care and

use demonstration


The mosquito nets distribution project was coordinated by the Zomba Urban Gogos and the ECD/OVC section of SAFE. The funds to buy the nets were provided by Gogo Grandmothers Groups and sponsors, a sponsored swim by Kim Day and Moira Chimombo, a half-marathon run by Kim Day, and the Zomba Urban Gogos.


Malaria is a number one killer of expectant mothers, young children and even Gogos. This prompted the urban Gogos to invest in helping to purchase nets and to educate gogos on the importance of sleeping under a mosquito net in order to reduce the incidence of malaria attacks. A total of 767 nets were bought at MK564,000 for distribution in all SAFE-sponsored villages.


The distribution took place as follows:
Tuesday 1st February. Mwaiwandigwela and Makungula Gogos met at Makungula in the morning. A total of 108 Gogos from Mwaiwandigwela and 77 Gogos from Makungula received nets.


Thursday 3 February: The distribution was done at Kawiya in the morning and Kondanani in the afternoon. We had journalists from MBC Television, Trans World Radio and Nation Newspaper cover the function and it was featured on national Television on Saturday morning. 


A total of 95 Gogos from Kawiya-Tadziwana and 76 Gogos from Kawiya-Tikondane received mosquito nets.

A total of 159 Gogos received nets at Kondanani, 49 at Kachere village and Gogos received nets at Kapitikusya CBCC on Monday, February 7th.

 

Conclusion: We wish to thank all people who contributed towards the net project. We are also grateful for the fresh offers we have just received. This will help to ensure more gogos at Kachere receive nets, as well as all the gogos in the Northern Region villages.


May God bless our faithful sponsors in the states and the Zomba Urban Gogos who have made this project successful. 


Mary Phiri





Gogos waiting for their names to receive nets

at the newly finished Kondanani Community

Based Childcare Center (CBCC)

Gogos watch a mosquito net care and

use demonstration


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