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Sesheke NGO committed to promote Malaria elimination

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as Contact Trust Youth Association (CTYA), focused on health promotion has announced it’s extension of services to Sesheke, Mwandi and Mulobezi Districts of Western Province.

ZANIS reports that Project Coordinator, Christable Hanongo disclosed this during a stakeholder’s meeting held at Ndawana lodge in Sesheke district.

Ms Hanongo disclosed that the project is set to run for three years effectively from May 1, 2024 to May 30, 2026.

She highlighted the NGO’s commitment to promoting behavioural change essential for effective Malaria control and elimination of the disease.

“As a youth organization, we are dedicated to empowering communities through education and proactive measures to combat Malaria. Our approach prioritizes sustainable practices and local involvement to ensure long-term success,” Ms Hanongo said.

The stakeholders meeting comprised participation from health officers from Yeta District Hospital, religious leaders from different churches, traditional leaders and local officials.

Meanwhile, Sesheke District Malaria Elimination Officer, Phellem Lubasi said CTYA has come at a right time when the district is fighting to reduce the cases of malaria which is at 88 percent.

Barotse Royal Establishment representative, Minyoi Lyomba Induna Mushimbo of Maondo area welcomed the NGO and expressed his gratitude to the NGO for coming to operate in Sesheke district.

The local Induna urged officers from the Ministry of health to work together with the new NGO in combating and eliminating Malaria in the district.

The CTYA’s three year project in the fight against Malaria in the three districts of Sesheke, Mwandi and Mulobezi is funded by the Churches Association of Zambia (CHAZ).



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