Since 2014, Westfield Development Initiative (WDI) has commemorated World Malaria Day with Medical outreaches to Alimosho Local Government Area. Our Missions offer basic health checks including high blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, RDT (Rapid Diagnostic Testing) for those who show symptoms of malaria, and consultations and counselling services. We also partner with local NGOs to offer HIV/AIDS screening services.
Health education is a key aspect of the outreaches. We promote effective use of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLIN), WHO-recommended artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), prevention care for pregnant mothers and children under 5, and environmental care. Free LLINs are distributed and the outreach pharmacy dispenses available drugs based on consult recommendations.
The goal is to consistently seize the opportunity of World Malaria Day to shore up advances made so far in malaria prevention and elimination efforts by ensuring the message of prevention and appropriate treatment continue to be communicated effectively and resources are mobilized to accelerate progress.
WDI medical outreaches have been supported by individual and institutional partners including Pfizer, FIDSON Plc., Locke International Consultancy, Development Africa and Alimosho Local Government.