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Strengthening Community Based Adaptation to Climate-Sensitive Malaria, Kenya (ACCCA)

Submitted by Michael Rastall 11th October 2012 14:50


Summary

The project will promote active collaboration among six key stakeholder groups: the subsistence farming community at risk, health service providers, NGOs, environmental health scientists, government health policy makers and donors. Stakeholders will be able to discuss existing perceptions of malaria risk, and local people will be able to share their views on malaria risk and whether or not outside knowledge adequately considers its relationship to poverty and land-use. Strategies based on integrated vector management (IVM) principles and lessons learned from other countries will also be explored.

Adaptation Options

The planting of Napier grass along water ways reduces the breeding of mosquitoes and is also a source of fodder for the livestock in Emuhaya. The spraying of household was also identified as another effective means for reducing the incidence of malaria and the community was encouraged to frequently test for the presence of malaria parasites especially among children.