Malaria has decreased significantly in Somalia due to prompt treatment, indoor household spraying campaigns and distribution of bed nets.
The priority of the malaria control and elimination programme is to reduce malaria-related morbidity and mortality. This is done through malaria case management, selective vector control measures (including biological and environmental measures), use of insecticide-treated bed nets and intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women.
Gannaane health team has been implementing malaria intervention and control measures in the villages in Somalia. WHO has initiated several key preventive and curative interventions that include:
- prompt and effective treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies
- rolling out long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net distribution to protect pregnant women and children
- indoor residual spraying with insecticide.