Burundi

Sitrep of March 02, 2016 - Special campaign on Malaria prevention

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This information reflects the response work done by the Burundi Red Cross. The Burundi Red Cross with the support of its partners of the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent strictly operates in neutral, independent and impartial manner to meet the humanitarian needs.

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El Nino phenomenon brought about in our country, since September 2015, a heavy climate disturbance. El Nino phenomenon caused heavy rainfall and violent wind that caused casualties and deaths.
One of the consequences recorded is the increase of malaria cases in provinces affected by the phenomenon.

Following this situation, Burundi Red Cross volunteers in collaboration with the provincial health authorities carried out preventive actions and response against malaria. Those actions are notably community sensitization sessions through Mobile Cinema, spraying campaigns and public awareness campaigns on the use of Long Lasting Insecticide-treated Nets (LLINS)