The Government of Orissa has launched a campaign to ensure covering of every sleeping place in malaria risk areas with Long Lasting Insecticidal Net.
Orissa contributes around a quarter of the country’s reported malaria morbidity and mortality and 88% of this is responsible for severe and complicated malaria. Needless to say, malaria prevention and control measures are a high priority for the State.
Moving forward with this cause, the Government of Orissa has launched a campaign to ensure covering of every sleeping place in malaria risk areas with Long Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN). This campaign aimed to be a well planned distribution and communication campaign. The State scheme Mo Masari focused on protecting all pregnant mothers and children under 5 in high burden areas. It aimed to strengthen the community through Gaon Kalyan Samiti (GKS). GKS aimed to reduce the conflict in distribution by taking greater ownership at the community level with negligible interference of administration.
This document is a compilation of experiences of the campaign. It proves to be a guide for implementation as it presents best practices involved in the campaign clearly and precisely. It also presents the lessons learnt from this campaign and its objective lies in strengthening the malaria control programme in the State further.