Children for Health’s 10 Malaria Messages
Children for Health has developed its top 10 Malaria Messages for children to learn, collect and share.
Malaria is a disease spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.
- Malaria is dangerous. It causes fever & can kill, especially children & pregnant women.
- Prevent malaria by sleeping under insecticide treated bed nets that kill mosquitoes & stop them biting.
- Malaria mosquitoes often bite between sunset & sunrise.
- When children get malaria they may grow and develop more slowly.
- There are three types of insecticide spraying to kill malaria mosquitoes: in houses, in the air & onto water.
- The signs for malaria are high fever, headaches, muscle & stomach aches & chills. rapid tests and treatment will save lives.
- Malaria can be prevented & treated with medicine as directed by a health worker.
- Malaria lives in an infected person’s blood and can cause anaemia that makes us tired and weak.
- Anti-malaria pills can prevent or reduce malaria and anaemia in places and at times when there is lots of malaria in a community.
The messages can be used by educators to use with children, as SMS text messages for older children or for households – or ideas for campaigns, quizzes or games and on the social media.
If you click this link you will go to our collection where you will find after each messages there is a chance to ‘read more’. When you click on the ‘read more’ button after each message, it will take you to a page on a bit more information about that message for children to learn plus ideas to help children connect the learning of this message with their actual situation so that they can start to understand the real life challenges they face to prevent getting malaria.
On another of our posts we highlight a very good video about how to look after a bed net so it will look after you. Here is a link to this post!