% OF POPULATION AT RISK
# OF ANNUAL CASES
# OF ANNUAL MALARIA DEATHS
*According to the 2016 World Health Organization World Malaria Report
Starting in 2014, Malaria No More, in partnership with the Kimberly-Clark Foundation and the Huggies brand, launched our Kenya program with the goal of increasing public awareness of malaria and its impact on Kenyans, especially pregnant women and babies who are the most vulnerable to this disease. Through complimentary communications activities and advocacy efforts we are working to mobilize critical resources in the fight against this preventable and treatable disease in Kenya.
In Kenya, our strategic advocacy approach focuses on government engagement at the national and local levels, as well as, partnerships with domestic and international NGOs to increase political commitment and secure new funding for the malaria fight.
MNM’s communication activities have included an integrated mass behavior change communications campaign, which engaging with political and business leaders, the media and popular musicians such as Daddy Owen, Size 8 and Dela to raise awareness about the importance of malaria control and elimination on national and community agendas.
In concert with the Ministry of Health, the National Malaria Control Program, and local governments, our strategic advocacy and communications have helped to mobilize new funding for the fight against malaria, positively impacting Kenyans and their communities.
Kenya is working to reduce the burden of malaria, particularly on women and children who are at greatest risk.
- Tens of millions of people – reached via radio campaigns with life-saving messages about how to prevent and treat malaria
- ~$200,000 increase – new funding secured in two Kenyan counties for increased malaria control and elimination efforts
- >1800 pregnant women and mothers – received mosquito nets and malaria education materials through MNM partnership with Kimberly-Clark Kenya and Population Services (PS) Kenya
- >1 million doses – of first-line malaria treatments purchased for counties across Kenya since 2013