Our Katakwi Rotary Malaria Project has been running for more than a year, but because we’re using the scientific method to measure our impact, and because malaria is seasonal, it took a long time for us to have preliminary results.
Before our first round of interventions, we did a baseline survey of malaria prevalence in November 2016. In November 2017, we went back and did the same survey to see what’s changed. We’ve crunched the numbers, and we’re thrilled to finally share them with you!
In the area where we’re using an innovative combination of indoor residual spraying and universal preventative treatment, malaria prevalence has fallen by 83%.
Only 5.8% of people are now carrying the malaria parasite.
So we’re on the right track! This result helps to validate the predictions of our computer model, the hypothesis of our research team, and the incredible excitement of the communities that are doing this work with us. Praise God!