The role of the church in malaria prevention, South Sudan

May 23, 2013, 02:14 PM

With support from the Ministry of Health, UKAid from DFID, and USAID through ‘NetWorks’, Malaria Consortium began preparations for a long lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) continuous distribution pilot, to test whether universal coverage can be maintained through a continuous a LLIN distribution system.

The study aimed to test a sustainable method of replacing nets in households where they may have been destroyed, damaged or lacking. The pilot project involved keeping mosquito nets in the community at all times, in storage units established in Primary Health Care Centres/Units including rural hard-to-reach areas and used a ‘pull system’ to ensure storage facilities never ran out of stock.

In this audio interview, Reverend Rufus Lemi, Dean of the cathedral for the Diocese of Lainya, Episcopal Church of South Sudan, discusses the church’s involvement in the project.