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Call for Participation/Partners: October 2007 HIV/AIDS and Agriculture Conference (Benin, W Africa)

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  • Janet Feldman
    Dear Friends, Please read this very exciting news--in English and French--about an HIV/AIDS and agriculture-related conference planned for Benin, West Africa,
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 12, 2007
      Dear Friends,
       
      Please read this very exciting news--in English and French--about an HIV/AIDS and agriculture-related conference planned for Benin, West Africa, in October of 2007.   The conference is being co-organized by CTA (EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation) and WARDA/SWIHA (Africa Rice Center, which is CGIAR-supported, and the System-Wide Initiative on HIV/AIDS and Agriculture, hosted at WARDA).  For more, see http://www.warda.org.
       
      This posting includes a call for partners, sponsors, participants, and abstracts.  Please see the contact information below for where to send abstracts, ask any questions, and indicate interest in attending. Your earliest response is appreciated!
       
      With greatest thanks and hope to see you there!   Janet Feldman, KAIPPG International (kaippg@...)
       
       
      Title of Conference: "From Research to Action:  Mitigating the Impacts of HIV/AIDS on Agriculture and Food Security in West Africa"
       
      Rationale:
       
      The linkages and relationships among the community of actors in HIV/AIDS mitigation--including community-based implementing organizations, policy makers, funding agencies, and research institutions--have not been strongly accentuated in development practice. Highlighting such linkages will foster collaborative learning and enhance the incorporation of such learning in the design and delivery of future programs.
       
      This conference will provide a platform to showcase best practices and knowledge with a view towards strategic adaptation and replication. The positive impact of community-based organizations (CBOs), often working with little training or technical support, is a story which will be highlighted.

      In West Africa in particular, there is very little empirical knowledge on the particular needs of HIV/AIDS-affected households, especially with regards to agricultural and nutritional maintenance and improvements. A further issue which emerges in the field is the practical difficulty of implementing training, outreach, and agricultural extension work with non-literate, elderly people.
       
      Across Africa, many innovative projects and models responding to these challenges are being implemented to mitigate the effects of HIV/AIDS. Experience gained provides a rich opportunity for learning and exchange among the practitioner and research community in West Africa. This in turn can usefully inform and guide new programs and policies at various levels.
       
       
      This forum will be one of the first international events of its kind in West Africa to focus on the inter-related nature of HIV/AIDS, food insecurity, and malnutrition, as well as practical strategies for mitigating their devastating human and economic consequences. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to share experiences and gain knowledge about effective programming strategies in the areas of mitigating HIV/AIDS and its effects on agriculture and food security, as well as scaling up best practices and policies.
       
      Business leaders and government representatives will be fully involved to help inform programmatic decisions based on frontline experiences in the struggle against HIV/AIDS. It will also be an occasion for scientists, NGOs, extension workers, and farmers to reflect on and identify what the future challenges there will be for research institutes in terms of technology development and adaptation to affected households and farmers.
       
      Conference Goal:
      -Provide a platform for exchange, sharing of knowledge, and learning about best practices/technologies for mitigating the agricultural, food security, and nutritional impacts of HIV/AIDS on rural communities in West Africa.
      Conference Objectives:
      -Enhance learning and information sharing between program implementers on best practices/technologies and lessons learned through presentations, workshops and site visits.
      -Build and strengthen partnerships for continued learning and research.
      -Identify ways of improving collaboration among a wide array of entities (governments, nonprofits, donors, the private sector, researchers) as a sustainable strategy to address the food and nutrition requirements of people and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
      -Explore ways to provide short-term relief and map out strategies for scaling up promising pilot projects on HIV/AIDS, agriculture, food security, and nutrition.
      -Bring together policy-makers and people with practical experience in scaling up these experiences.
      -Launch a capacity-building effort in collaboration with partners in SSA.

      Expected Outcomes:

      -New and strengthened networks for research and action for HIV/AIDS mitigation established.
      -Prioritized research and action agenda outlined.
      -A framework and guidelines for action developed.
      -A portfolio of creative strategies and practices already in use will be elaborated.
      -Strategies for joint fundraising formulated.
      -Capacity-building strategies explored and detailed, from design to implementation.

      Structure and Format:
      The conference will take a thematic approach and will include plenary, roundtable, and small-group sessions. Plenary presentations will include invited and peer-reviewed papers. Professionals and institutions that have made significant contributions through their work and interventions in HIV/AIDS mitigation will be invited to present papers at the plenary sessions.
       
      Smaller sessions and roundtables will include case studies of best practices, methodologies, and strategies from practitioners and researchers. Field trips will be arranged to complement conference presentations and discussions. The final day will be spent summing up the main findings in relation to the conference themes, and developing a joint action plan and way forward.
       
       
      Proposed thematic focal points will include:
      Theme 1: Regional challenges and responses of research on the conference themes
      Theme 2: Policies and interventions
      Theme 3: Best practices/successful strategies on conference themes highlighted
      Theme 4: Programs that have been scaled up and lessons learned
      Theme 5: Trans-African perspectives
      Conference Dates and Venue:
      The conference is proposed for four (4) days, to take place in Cotonou, Benin, from October 1-4, 2007.
       
      For Further Information, contact:

      John Woodend 
      Programme Co-ordinator
      EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
      Agro Business Park 2, 6708 PW Wageningen
      The
      Netherlands
      Tel: + 31 (0) 317 467 164
      Fax: + 31 (0) 317 460 067
      E-mail: woodend@...
      Website: http://www.cta.int
      CTA e-newsletters: http://www.cta.int/about/newsletter.htm
       

      Rita A. Agboh-Noameshie 
      Agro-Sociologist
      Coordinator of  System Wide Initiative on HIV-AIDS and Agriculture (SWIHA)
      Africa Rice Center
      01 BP 2031 Cotonou BENIN
      Tel: (229) 21 35 01 88 /Ext 324
      Fax :(299) 21 35 05 56
      Email: a.agboh-noameshie@...
       
       

      "De la Recherche a l'Action : Reduire l'Impact du VIH/SIDA sur l'Agriculture et la Securite Alimentaire en Afrique de l'Ouest"

      Rationnel:
      Les liens et les relations entre les acteurs intervenant dans la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA tels que les organisations intervenant dans les communautes a la base, les decideurs politiques, les institutions de financement et de recherche n'ont generalement pas mis l'accent sur les pratiques de developpement. Mettre en exergue ces liaisons stimulera l'apprentissage collaboratif et ameliorera l'integration de tel apprentissage dans la conception et l'execution de programmes futurs.
       
       
      Les experiences en developpement ont montre que des analyses et approches de solution � passe partout � ne s'appliquent pas a toute situation et ceci a mis en evidence le besoin de generer plus de connaissances en matiere de l'impact du VIH/SIDA sur l'agriculture dans les differents pays et regions.
       
      Les resultats de recherche empirique qui ont porte sur une gamme d'activites pour evaluer ce qui a ete le plus utile dans une situation donnee seront presentes et contribueront accroitre la connaissance sur les options de gestion dans les differents contextes des menages. De telles opportunites pour partager les connaissances des meilleures pratiques parmi les communautes de recherche/developpement sont determinantes dans la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA.
       
       
      En Afrique de l'Ouest en particulier, il y a tres peu de connaissances empiriques sur les besoins specifiques des menages affectes par le VIH/SIDA, surtout en ce qui concerne l'agriculture et la nutrition. Un autre aspect plus important du probleme est la difficulte pratique de former, d'assister et de transmettre des connaissances aux personnes egees souvent illettrees. A travers l'Afrique, beaucoup de projets et modeles innovateurs repondant a ces defis sont appliques pour attenuer les effets du VIH/SIDA.
       
      Les experiences qui ont ete acquises procurent une occasion propice pour apprendre et echanger au sein de la communaute de praticiens et de chercheurs en Afrique de l'Ouest. Ceux-ci leur tour peuvent informer et diriger d'une maniere utile de nouveaux programmes et de nouvelles politiques divers niveaux.
       
       
      Ce forum sera l'un des premiers evenements internationaux du genre en Afrique de l'Ouest se focaliser sur les liens entre le VIH/SIDA, l'insecurite alimentaire et la malnutrition de meme que sur les strategies pratiques pour attenuer les consequences devastatrices du VIH/SIDA sur l'homme et sur l'economie des pays.
       
      Les differents acteurs auront l'occasion de partager leurs experiences et de beneficier des strategies de programmation efficaces dans les secteurs de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA et ses effets sur l'agriculture et la securite alimentaire, en disseminant les meilleures pratiques et politiques.
       
      Les hommes d'affaires et les representants de gouvernement seront entierement impliques pour aider a informer des prises de decisions de programmation basees sur les experiences disponibles dans la lutte contre VIH/SIDA. Il sera aussi une occasion pour les scientifiques, les ONG, les agents de developpement et les producteurs pour reflechir a l'identification des defis futurs pour les instituts de recherche en termes de developpement et d'adaptation de technologie destinees aux menages et aux producteurs affectes.
       
       
      But de la conference:
       
      Fournir une plate-forme pour l'echange, le partage de connaissance et l'apprentissage des meilleures pratiques/technologies pour amoindrir les impacts de VIH/SIDA sur l'agriculture, la securite alimentaire et la nutrition des communautes rurales de l'Afrique de l'Ouest.
       
       
      Objectifs de la conference:
      -Ameliorer l'apprentissage et renforcer le partage d'informations relatives aux meilleures pratiques/technologies et meilleures lesons apprises a travers des presentations, des ateliers et des visites de site ;
      -Batir et renforcer des partenariats pour l'apprentissage et la recherche continue ;
      -Identifier les moyens d'ameliorer la collaboration entre les differentes entites (projet, gouvernements, les organisations a but non lucratif, les donateurs et le secteur prive) comme une strategie viable de faire face aux demandes alimentaire et nutritionnelle des personnes infectees et des communautes affectees par VIH/SIDA ;
      -Explorer des moyens de soulagement a court terme et elaborer des strategies d�extension des programmes pilotes prometteurs sur VIH/SIDA, l'agriculture, la securite alimentaire et la nutrition ;
      -Rassembler les personnes ayant des experiences pratiques et les decideurs politiques en vue de la dissemination des experiences acquises ;
      -Lancer un effort de renforcement de capacite dans la collaboration avec les partenaires de l'Afrique Subsaharienne.
       
      Resultats attendus:
       
      -Renforce les reseaux de recherche et d'action pour amoindrir des effets du VIH/SIDA ;
      -Elabore un plan priorise de recherche et d'action ;
      -Developpe un cadre d'actions ;
      -Elabore un portefeuille de pratiques et de strategies innovatrices dans les systemes de production pour la prevention, la prise en charge et l'attenuation des effets du VIH/SIDA ;
      -Developpe une strategie conjointe de recherche de financement et de renforcement de capacites ;
       
      Structure et Format de l'atelier:
      La conference prendra une approche thematique et inclura des plenieres, des tables rondes et des travaux en groupe. Les presentations en plenieres incluront des communications acceptees par la conference. Les professionnels et les institutions qui ont fait des contributions significatives par leur travail et leurs interventions dans la reduction de VIH/SIDA seront invites a presenter des papiers en seances plenieres.
       
      Les travaux en groupes et les tables rondes discuteront des etudes de cas de meilleures pratiques, les methodologies et les strategies existantes. Une visite de site sera organisee pour completer les presentations et les discussions. Le dernier jour sera reserve au developpement d'un plan d'action commun et a la presentation de la synthese et des grandes conclusions relatives aux themes de la conference.
       
       
      Les themes proposes sont les suivants:
       
      -Defis regionaux et reponses de la recherche a la reduction de VIH/SIDA ;
      -Politiques et interventions relatives au VIH/SIDA ;
      -Meilleures strategies et pratiques utilisees avec succes dans la reduction d'impact de VIH/SIDA sur l'agriculture, la securite alimentaire et la nutrition ;
      -Programmes relatifs au VIH/SIDA dissemines a grande echelle et lesons apprises;
      -Perspectives Trans-Africaines.
       
      Date et le Lieu de l'atelier:
      La conference est proposee pour quatre (4) jours et aura lieu a Cotonou au Benin en Octobre 1-4, 2007.

    • samuel kongere
      Dear Chris, I am sending you this touchy information and will cc to Peter, I understand the issue with Peter and I had to make this known to all of what we do
      Message 2 of 4 , Apr 17, 2007


        Dear Chris,

        I am sending you this touchy information and will cc to Peter, I
        understand the issue with Peter and I had to make this known to all
        of what we do in Rusinga Island.

        By doing so, I am organizing the strategy to find partners in local
        NGOs in Suba District, nationally, international Associations for
        collaboration in information and Communication Technology teaching,
        training, provision of computers-internet access and adequate
        location for attracting community wireless connection; the idea is,
        the needed associations and NGOs must have interests in ICT and love
        to get experience in Africa through information transfer: see what
        they do, if they are available to come to Rusinga Island to train and
        what kind of assistance they can provide through collaboration.

        In the long run the above idea will improve the empowerment of
        youths, increase their participation and facilitate dialogue between
        this community and different parts of the globe and other activities
        that build capacity as policy making and advocacy. Other issues we
        address are poverty, leadership, governance, primary health, malaria
        control and general community development. The group is currently
        having an office and place of meeting.

        We are already having members who are technology literate and can do
        basic computer training to other members and this forms the backbone
        of our capacity building basic analysis. Those trained on malaria
        Control are voluntarily collecting data from mosquito breeding trends
        at the breeding sites every month, doing pyrethrum spray catch (PSC)
        method in marked houses. The spray chemical is given by the help of
        scientists who are working with ICIPE. The scientists helps the
        community in malaria control trainings and ideas.

        The experience from the larval survey for the last three years now
        has made the community come up with a geographical seasonal Calendar
        which indicates months with high density of larval mosquitoes at the
        breeding sites, adult mosquito density, rainfall trends which provide
        mosquitoes with favorable breeding conditions, malaria prevalence
        rate among the islanders. The malaria prevalence timetable is given
        through assistance from the ministry of health, through screening of
        patients at identified centres.

        The research is taken further to find how people use the existing
        anti-malarial drugs. The findings indicate that many misuse the
        drugs, under dosage, buying of pain killers instead of actual
        malarial medication and the body is becoming resistant to medicine.
        The result is more deaths from malaria infection than HIV/Aids which
        is also high in the district according to national figures.

        The long term dream for malaria control in the island is to do actual
        larval control on the breeding sites. By the use of technology to
        destroy the mosquitoes before they become adults and make Rusinga
        free from Malaria. MOTTO: `RUSINGA ISLAND SHALL BE FREE FROM MALARIA'

        Samwel


        Samwel Okech kongere
        Nyamuga primary school
        P.O BOX 191,
        MBITA  040305-KENYA.
        Cell: +254 725 600 439
        FOSS ADMIRER
        Community Development
        UDOGO youth development group-coordinator
         


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      • Janet Feldman
        Dear Sam, Chris, and All, Hello and terrific posting! This issue of malaria, which does kill or affect more people in Kenya and elsewhere than HIV/AIDS (though
        Message 3 of 4 , Apr 17, 2007

          Dear Sam, Chris, and All,

          Hello and terrific posting!  This issue of malaria, which does kill or affect more people in Kenya and elsewhere than HIV/AIDS (though sadly the two are becoming more equal), is often overlooked, yet it is imperative to address. Recent studies indicate that malaria and HIV/AIDS are "twinned" in their health effects too, ie that HIV/AIDS increases the prevalence and severity of malaria infection, and malaria increases susceptibility to HIV/AIDS (via its effects on the immune system).

          The use of ICTs to address HIV/AIDS and malaria is an inspired idea, and there is a move on to do this now in Kenya via the growing telecentre movement. I will be posting on that this week, as a meeting is planned for the time of the E-Learning conference in May, in Nairobi.

          Who will be attending that conference now?  Sam, Maria, David...others?  Tom, did you ever hear from them?  I do have some contacts with the organizers, so can hopefully link us up with them, and/or address the attendance issue, if you have not heard from them.

          It's wonderful to see Chris and Sam communicating and hopefully working together, and it would be great if these efforts can be linked to what Sam, Maria Agnese, and others have been doing, and also with OVF, KAIPPG and GRASSUP (my linked work), and more.

          The "thin-client" approach might be one to explore as well:  how to link computers and/or other ICTs in Kenya, Tanzania, and elsewhere among our friends in developing countries, with those ICTs and orgs in developed countries, which generally have higher computing power. The linkage could revolve around malaria (and perhaps HIV/AIDS and bird flu) research and activities, using the combined ICTs capabilities (with those in Kenya et al being "boosted" by those in the USA, UK, and Europe).

          Will look forward to being helpful in this regard, and to increasing communication from my end come summer. With greatest thanks and blessings, Janet




          -----Original Message-----
          From: samuel kongere
          Sent: Apr 17, 2007 5:21 AM
          To: holistichelping@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [holistichelping] Touchy Information from Rusinga Island



          Dear Chris,

          I am sending you this touchy information and will cc to Peter, I
          understand the issue with Peter and I had to make this known to all
          of what we do in Rusinga Island.

          By doing so, I am organizing the strategy to find partners in local
          NGOs in Suba District, nationally, international Associations for
          collaboration in information and Communication Technology teaching,
          training, provision of computers-internet access and adequate
          location for attracting community wireless connection; the idea is,
          the needed associations and NGOs must have interests in ICT and love
          to get experience in Africa through information transfer: see what
          they do, if they are available to come to Rusinga Island to train and
          what kind of assistance they can provide through collaboration.

          In the long run the above idea will improve the empowerment of
          youths, increase their participation and facilitate dialogue between
          this community and different parts of the globe and other activities
          that build capacity as policy making and advocacy. Other issues we
          address are poverty, leadership, governance, primary health, malaria
          control and general community development. The group is currently
          having an office and place of meeting.

          We are already having members who are technology literate and can do
          basic computer training to other members and this forms the backbone
          of our capacity building basic analysis. Those trained on malaria
          Control are voluntarily collecting data from mosquito breeding trends
          at the breeding sites every month, doing pyrethrum spray catch (PSC)
          method in marked houses. The spray chemical is given by the help of
          scientists who are working with ICIPE. The scientists helps the
          community in malaria control trainings and ideas.

          The experience from the larval survey for the last three years now
          has made the community come up with a geographical seasonal Calendar
          which indicates months with high density of larval mosquitoes at the
          breeding sites, adult mosquito density, rainfall trends which provide
          mosquitoes with favorable breeding conditions, malaria prevalence
          rate among the islanders. The malaria prevalence timetable is given
          through assistance from the ministry of health, through screening of
          patients at identified centres.

          The research is taken further to find how people use the existing
          anti-malarial drugs. The findings indicate that many misuse the
          drugs, under dosage, buying of pain killers instead of actual
          malarial medication and the body is becoming resistant to medicine.
          The result is more deaths from malaria infection than HIV/Aids which
          is also high in the district according to national figures.

          The long term dream for malaria control in the island is to do actual
          larval control on the breeding sites. By the use of technology to
          destroy the mosquitoes before they become adults and make Rusinga
          free from Malaria. MOTTO: `RUSINGA ISLAND SHALL BE FREE FROM MALARIA'

          Samwel


          Samwel Okech kongere
          Nyamuga primary school
          P.O BOX 191,
          MBITA  040305-KENYA.
          Cell: +254 725 600 439
          FOSS ADMIRER
          Community Development
          UDOGO youth development group-coordinator
           


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        • Maria Agnese Giraudo
          Dear Janet, Samwel , Andrius, Jeff, Chris and all, sorry, I can t be in touch so frequently with you, I m a student again, and I enjoy a lot! I contacted
          Message 4 of 4 , Apr 17, 2007
            Dear Janet, Samwel , Andrius, Jeff, Chris and all,
             sorry, I can't be in touch so frequently with you, I'm a student again,   and I enjoy a lot!  I contacted some people in my course coming to the conference on e-learning in Nairobi. Chiara Pozzi  told me that they  are starting a project of e-learning with a Kenyan association in Lake Victoria area! So they'll meet you Samwel as well and we join our efforts!  David, Tom , Samwel update us about your bursary..
            This is my personal issue. I have to plan to spend 3 months for my Master  creating some LO (Learning Objects) or  some other product related to a course and I would very appreciated if you can suggest some NGOs, located  in Europe,   dealing with Africa  I could contact them  to arrange some small project together.
            Greetings everybody!
            Janet, I enjoy to receive your messages again!
            Maria Agnese Giraudo


            Janet Feldman <kaippg@...> ha scritto:
            Dear Sam, Chris, and All,
            Hello and terrific posting!  This issue of malaria, which does kill or affect more people in Kenya and elsewhere than HIV/AIDS (though sadly the two are becoming more equal), is often overlooked, yet it is imperative to address. Recent studies indicate that malaria and HIV/AIDS are "twinned" in their health effects too, ie that HIV/AIDS increases the prevalence and severity of malaria infection, and malaria increases susceptibility to HIV/AIDS (via its effects on the immune system).
            The use of ICTs to address HIV/AIDS and malaria is an inspired idea, and there is a move on to do this now in Kenya via the growing telecentre movement. I will be posting on that this week, as a meeting is planned for the time of the E-Learning conference in May, in Nairobi.
            Who will be attending that conference now?  Sam, Maria, David...others?  Tom, did you ever hear from them?  I do have some contacts with the organizers, so can hopefully link us up with them, and/or address the attendance issue, if you have not heard from them.
            It's wonderful to see Chris and Sam communicating and hopefully working together, and it would be great if these efforts can be linked to what Sam, Maria Agnese, and others have been doing, and also with OVF, KAIPPG and GRASSUP (my linked work), and more.
            The "thin-client" approach might be one to explore as well:  how to link computers and/or other ICTs in Kenya, Tanzania, and elsewhere among our friends in developing countries, with those ICTs and orgs in developed countries, which generally have higher computing power. The linkage could revolve around malaria (and perhaps HIV/AIDS and bird flu) research and activities, using the combined ICTs capabilities (with those in Kenya et al being "boosted" by those in the USA, UK, and Europe).
            Will look forward to being helpful in this regard, and to increasing communication from my end come summer. With greatest thanks and blessings, Janet



            -----Original Message-----
            From: samuel kongere
            Sent: Apr 17, 2007 5:21 AM
            To: holistichelping@ yahoogroups. com
            Subject: [holistichelping] Touchy Information from Rusinga Island



            Dear Chris,

            I am sending you this touchy information and will cc to Peter, I
            understand the issue with Peter and I had to make this known to all
            of what we do in Rusinga Island.

            By doing so, I am organizing the strategy to find partners in local
            NGOs in Suba District, nationally, international Associations for
            collaboration in information and Communication Technology teaching,
            training, provision of computers-internet access and adequate
            location for attracting community wireless connection; the idea is,
            the needed associations and NGOs must have interests in ICT and love
            to get experience in Africa through information transfer: see what
            they do, if they are available to come to Rusinga Island to train and
            what kind of assistance they can provide through collaboration.

            In the long run the above idea will improve the empowerment of
            youths, increase their participation and facilitate dialogue between
            this community and different parts of the globe and other activities
            that build capacity as policy making and advocacy. Other issues we
            address are poverty, leadership, governance, primary health, malaria
            control and general community development. The group is currently
            having an office and place of meeting.

            We are already having members who are technology literate and can do
            basic computer training to other members and this forms the backbone
            of our capacity building basic analysis. Those trained on malaria
            Control are voluntarily collecting data from mosquito breeding trends
            at the breeding sites every month, doing pyrethrum spray catch (PSC)
            method in marked houses. The spray chemical is given by the help of
            scientists who are working with ICIPE. The scientists helps the
            community in malaria control trainings and ideas.

            The experience from the larval survey for the last three years now
            has made the community come up with a geographical seasonal Calendar
            which indicates months with high density of larval mosquitoes at the
            breeding sites, adult mosquito density, rainfall trends which provide
            mosquitoes with favorable breeding conditions, malaria prevalence
            rate among the islanders. The malaria prevalence timetable is given
            through assistance from the ministry of health, through screening of
            patients at identified centres.

            The research is taken further to find how people use the existing
            anti-malarial drugs. The findings indicate that many misuse the
            drugs, under dosage, buying of pain killers instead of actual
            malarial medication and the body is becoming resistant to medicine.
            The result is more deaths from malaria infection than HIV/Aids which
            is also high in the district according to national figures.

            The long term dream for malaria control in the island is to do actual
            larval control on the breeding sites. By the use of technology to
            destroy the mosquitoes before they become adults and make Rusinga
            free from Malaria. MOTTO: `RUSINGA ISLAND SHALL BE FREE FROM MALARIA'

            Samwel


            Samwel Okech kongere
            Nyamuga primary school
            P.O BOX 191,
            MBITA  040305-KENYA.
            Cell: +254 725 600 439
            FOSS ADMIRER
            Community Development
            UDOGO youth development group-coordinator
             

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