Reference : V-P-VE-E-00171
Date : 05/07/2019
Country/Region : VENEZUELA
Caption : Bolivar, El Callao, miners camp La Flor de Jehová. Children during a distribution of mosquito nets, organised as part of the preventive activities within the ICRC malaria Emergency Response.
Photographer : BASTIDAS GIL, Carly
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC web site, photo gallery of 20.08.2019: Let's beat malaria together! Responding to the most urgent needs of the population

“When one of my cousins got malaria, he had a fever and headache, as if he had the flu. At times, he trembled a lot; he couldn't stop shaking, and we got pretty scared. When they brought him food, he wasn't hungry either,” Darwin recalled, when asked if he knew about malaria and its symptoms. “Since we are very far from town, he was not taken to see a doctor. Now we know, thanks to you, that there is a hospital nearby we can go to if we get malaria, but hopefully we won’t.” The ICRC supports fourteen Diagnostic and Treatment Centres for the population affected by malaria in El Callao, Bolívar.
Venezuela has suffered an increase in the number of people diagnosed with malaria in recent years, a problem that concerns everyone. In high transmission areas, such as the state of Bolívar in the south of the country, the International Red Cross Movement is responding to the problem in cooperation with local health authorities. This response includes, among other measures, distributing 50,000 mosquito nets in the municipality of El Callao; training members of the community in rapid diagnostic tests for malaria and health promotion; experts from different state health entities conducting the first entomological research; and supporting fourteen Diagnostic and Treatment Centres in the area, thanks to which over 20,000 malaria patients have been treated.
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