The Say No To Malaria Project is a 2-stage project that aims to provide effective malaria control and tackle relevant health issues in Amechi Uwani. The project creates a sustainable system to promote health awareness anddeliver appropriate health services.
The Say No To Malaria Project (SNTMP) in Amechi Uwani aims to save lives and improve rural Nigerians' hope and health by effectively reducing the burden of Malaria (morbidities and mortalities) in the community.
The World Health Organization (WHO) malaria reports from 2010-2018 shows a significant overall drop in global malaria incidence and deaths
The decrease in burden varies in regions around the world, with only about a 22% decrease in Africa, compared to a 70% decrease in Asia. Nigeria is in sub-Sahara, Africa
The WHO Malaria Report (2018) shows that unlike most other countries of high malaria endemicity that reported decreased in malaria incidence, Nigeria had an absolute increase in malaria incidence
Nigeria is the seventh most populous country in the world, and for several years has been the country with the world's highest malaria incidence and deaths
70-80% of the incidence and deaths occur in pregnant women and children less than five years
An estimated 300,000 children die of malaria each year, and 11% of maternal related mortality is related to malaria
In order to achieve these goals, the SNTMP is conducting 2 project phases. These two phases are described more in detail at the following links:
For more information about the SNTM project please see the full report below
(The report will be available soon)
Amechi Uwani, Nigeria
The setting of the Project is in the Amechi Uwani community. Amechi Uwani is a quiet rural community in Ward 2, Enugu South L. G. A of Enugu State, Nigeria, with a land area of 15km2. The community has an estimated population of 35,135; male 17,050, female 18,085 (projected from 2005 population census). Amechi Uwani has no government-owned healthcare facilities. Amechi Cottage hospital is a government-owned primary healthcare center in Amechi Ugwu (a neighbouring community to Amechi Uwani) that serves both communities. Privately-owned healthcare facilities serving Amechi Uwani community are Emeka Hospital and Maternity and Charles Michael Hospital and Maternity. Igwe is the local chief that provides traditional governance to the community in conjunction with the town union.