Sindh Red Crescent Society initiates Malaria deterrence campaign

Pakistan Red Crescent Sindh (PRCS) in collaboration with World Food Programme (WFP) has initiated a malaria deterrence campaign with equal focus on availability of insecticidal nets to the vulnerable sections of people and orientation on digital data collection among health workers as well as volunteers.
PRCS officials sharing details of the exercise with APP said in view of repeated episodes of malaria as well as other insect-borne diseases, the organization with the support of WFP has taken it upon itself to provide long-lasting insecticidal nets to the people.
These nets were said to be distributed in the communities living in low lying areas as well as the sites with poor or non existent sanitation facilities hence reporting with repeated instance of relevant diseases.
With a view to assess the impact of the interventions a three-day micro planning cum orientation workshop was said to be also arranged so as to train the PRCS staff and volunteers on digital data collection.
The workshop participants were briefed about the Red Rose Software by International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) to collect and manage data, said provincial secretary for PRCS, Kanwar Waseem.
Another senior official of PRCS, Farooq Memon said emphasized that the software will help ensuring transparency in the system and expedite the process for emergency response in the future—APP

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