It's World Water Day, a day when we focus our attention on the importance of water. We see how important water is every day in our work in developing communities. Check out this video we just put together about the Soap on a Rope program, an initiative by @sightsavers and Zambia's Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection with funding from @dfid_uk . Check bio for link to full video!
Satellites, previously-unknown settlements, malaria reduction ... this story has it all. Check the link in our bio to read a great story from one of our mSpray Surveillance Officers, Ernest Mulenga.
Akros is working under @abtassociates and PMI to research different methodologies for targeting spray areas and their effects on the impact of indoor residual spraying (IRS). Under the Focal IRS Operation Research project, Akros designed and provided the targeting strategies used in IRS in late 2017, and will evaluate their impact by collecting entomological data (mosquitoes) and malaria incidence data. We use two types of traps to capture mosquitoes. Light traps are placed indoors next to a person sleeping under a mosquito net. They attract mosquitoes that come indoors, looking to feed, and draw them into the trap via the light and the fan. In this photo, community health workers are sorting out the mosquitoes that were collected from the light traps. (photo credit Natasha Mwelwa)
In a recent report, Zambia's ZANIS News took a look at latrine coverage. Our staff member, Annie Mutunda, was there to give guidance. See the full video report by clicking link in bio.
It's Friday, and and our readiness for the weekend has us re-living some great holiday memories. Akros staffers got to spend another great day with the almost 400 kids at Chifundo School and Mercy Ministries, having a nice meal, opening presents, and playing the annual Akros vs. Chifundo futbol game. (Akros was defeated 0-1). We have such high respect for local organizations like these doing amazing work in our community. Hope your 2018 is off to a great start!