The Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Malaria Division, through the Honiara City Council Malaria Division together with World Health Organization and Rotarian against Malaria provides “Weekly Malaria awareness and cases in Honiara City,” with the theme “Chasing Malaria in Solomon Islands.” The program aims to better understand, track and respond to malaria cases in Honiara City. “Ume Tugeda Waka for Stoppem Malaria”.
See map below for current malaria situation in Honiara.
The Chasing Malaria Program is a collaboration between HCC, MHMS, WHO and RAM. The project has been mapping malaria cases from public clinics in Honiara to better understand, track and respond to malaria in the city. Last week from the 15th to the 21st of September a total of 97 positive cases in Honiara were recorded, the top 4 hotspot communities are: Papaho, Panatina, Mbokona & Kukum. Last week we visited and sprayed a total of 120 houses. This week our response team will be visiting these hotspot communities this week to carry out indoor residual spraying, testing and treating malaria cases and conducting vector surveillance within the communities. Communities, please look out for our response team. Our malaria tip for the week is #StapSafe by: Checkem blad kwiktaem, get your blood checked as soon as you start to feel symptoms of malaria.
a). Sleep under a mosquito-net,
b). When you’re feeling sick, go quickly to your nearest clinics for malaria checkup and treatment.
c). If you malaria positive please complete your treatment and sleep under bed-net,
d). Clean and destroy any possible mosquito larval sites near your properties from mosquitos.