Muslim Aid Somalia is actively celebrating the African Vaccination Week by participating in events across the country. A radio message for Malaria awareness has been running on air since the 19th April 2012. In collaboration with the UNICEF, the organisation is holding an awareness event today in the Madina District, Mogadishu that will showcase posters about Malaria control and hold discussions around interventions.
Muslim Aid is committed to bringing down malaria death toll, especially amongst the vulnerable section of the society, including pregnant women and children. Malaria is one of the most common reasons behind miscarriage in many African countries. Muslim Aid has established many malaria prevention and treatment centres in the Horn of Africa, such as Somalia, which also includes educational and awareness programmes to help people who live in remote areas. Last year, the charity distributed 7,000 mosquito nets to pregnant women and children under five in Somalia.