• Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria.
  • Malaria is a preventable disease.
  • Ten dollars buys a long lasting net that protects a child for 3-5 years.

Akado Clinic Plans Assessment for 2007 Distribution

The Rapid Needs Assessment to assess which children and women will receive this year’s mosquito nets is planned to be conducted in 27 fishing beaches, 13 rural villages and 10 clusters within Mbita Township. We are planning to conduct the Rapid Needs Assessment in at least 2000 households within the project area with an aim of accessing the magnitude of Malaria in Rusinga Island, Gembe and Mbita. The idea is to save lives of the desperately needy young children from the poorest and marginalized households within the 27 local densely populated and impoverished fishing slums, 13 remote rural villages and the slums of Mbita Township.

Key Priority on the Assessment will include but not limited to;

(a) Total Population per household, number of children below 5 years/Adults; socio economic status of the family, number of OVCs per household, poverty level, etc.

(b) Knowledge about the prevention measures to curb malaria; access to prompt treatment of malaria,barriers and misconceptions about malaria (local beliefs/myths associated with malaria) etc.

(c). Treated bed nets prevalence, proper usage knowledge on process of re-treatment of the bed nets etc.

(d). Effective follow-up measures on proper utilization of the nets by the beneficiaries, health education and malaria; monitoring and evaluation on malaria in the target area.

(e). Full details of the assessment will feature in the RNA Report which we intend to send to your office within one week after the activities.

The budgetary requirements for the RNA are as follows:
(a) 50 Community Based Enumerators (75% being women) hired for 2 days to conduct the assessment on
a sample of 20 households per person in a day (2000 households per day @ Ksh 500 per person a total
of Ksh 50,000.03
(b). 5 supervisors to provide technical support to the enumerators during the execution of
the activity @ Ksh 1,000\u003d Ksh 20,0000
(c). Report Analyzing and Documentation Ksh 10,000
(d). Full details of the assessment will feature in the RNA Report which we intend to send
to your office within one week after the activities.