Combining the power of celebrity and technology, we’re working in Cameroon to provide the knowledge and the tools to empower millions of Africans to play their part in the fight against malaria.
NightWatch in Cameroon – known across the country as K.O. Palu (Knock Out Malaria) – is protecting over 16 million Cameroonians from the deadly bite of a malarial mosquito. Launched in 2011, just as the government was scaling up prevention efforts with the distribution of 8.6 million mosquito nets, K.O. Palu helps insure that everyone in Cameroon is reminded to sleep under their bed nets. Some of the most popular celebrities in the country have come together for this program, composing not only one, but two hit songs about malaria. To supplement nightly TV and radio advertisements, hundreds of billboards feature Cameroon’s biggest celebrities and best musicians, and SMS text messages from telecom partner MTN echo the importance of proper and diligent mosquito net use.
SMS FOR LIFE
MNM, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Novartis, The Norwegian Development Agency (NORAD) and SightSavers, and support from partners like The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and Peace Corps, have teamed up to roll out SMS for Life in Cameroon. First piloted in Tanzania, SMS for Life is a Novartis led, Roll Back Malaria Partnership initiative, which allows health workers to report stock levels of essential, life-saving malaria tests and treatments before they run out. Using simple cell phones, health facility workers produce weekly stock inventory levels via SMS text message from remote locations where landlines and internet connections don't exist. With tools such as SMS for Life, governments can ensure that when someone goes to a clinic, a malaria test and treatment will be there waiting for them.
get in touch with our team
Ms. Olivia Ngou / Country Director, Malaria No More, Cameroon /
White Building next to Hotel Tango, Suite 302 / P.O. Box 113 / Elig Essono, Yaounde, Cameroon
Tel: (237) 22 22 95 52