Malaria Awareness Program (MAP) ran its pilot program in 6 villages in HaMakuya, Limpopo by working with a network of local partners. The community health workers held a total of 24 education workshops, attracting over 350 participants.
MAP expanded into 14 new villages, with an emphasis on working within existing government and local health structures to ensure sustainability.
ENETI, a social enterprise initiative, led training and provided equipment & technical assistance for 2 rural sewing co-operatives to make and sell mosquito nets for their community and tourist markets.
MAP continued in Vhembe District, Limpopo, and expanded to 5 villages in the Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga, another high-risk malaria region of South Africa. At the end of 2018, MAP had trained 144 community health workers, reaching over 1,500 participants.
OSH led design thinking sessions with over 100 community stakeholders to evaluate the MAP and ENETI programs and identify new public health opportunities focused on women’s health and COVID-19 protection.