Goodbye Malaria – empowering women in Malaria programmes
Goodbye Malaria is an initiative started by African entrepreneurs who believe that today’s generation can create innovative solutions to the continent’s problems and ultimately change the way the world sees Africa. Since the turn of the century, vector control has proven to be one of the most effective strategies for reducing malaria incidence and deaths. Since 2000, more than 80% of the reduction in malaria prevalence in Africa can be attributed to indoor residual spraying (IRS) and insecticide-treated nets (ITNs).
Traditionally, men have been responsible for implementing IRS in sub-Saharan Africa. However, this traditional view is increasingly being challenged as more organisations recognize that women should play a more significant role in conducting and leading spray operations.