Using cinchona tree bark as a natural alternative for controlling malaria
Training will be provided to 150 families and four institutions of the District of San Ramon, in the region of Junín of Peru, to control malaria vectors through the cultivation of cinchona tree, as a natural alternative treatment for malaria. The project's aim is to improve the health of the population in this area through prevention, treatment and vector control and thus reduce the incidence of malaria among 150 families. Implementing this project is possible thanks to the collaboration of our local partner, Aprodes.
Secondly, it is characterised as being a region meeting all the necessary climatic conditions for the development of malaria. And, lastly, there is a high incidence of this disease, with 341 cases already having been confirmed. This fact has caused alarm bells to go off in the district's National Epidemiology Centre and its Health Network.
- Training 150 families on hygiene for controlling malaria.
- Creating and training 10 Community Health Workers.
- Waste collection campaigns.
- Vector surveillance and control.
- Training four nearby educational institutions in at risk areas.
- Creating and training four malaria control brigades within these institutions.
- "Malaria breeding-free educational institutions" competition.
- Construction of a centralised forest nursery for producing cinchona tree seedlings.
- Training in the growth and establishment of the cinchona tree and benefits from using its bark as a treatment for malaria.
This initiative has two main aims. On the one hand, to reduce the incidence of malaria in 150 families from at-risk areas through monitoring, vector control and using the cinchona tree bark. And secondly, to train four educational institutions to control, prevent and treat malaria.
The outcomes expected from this project are 150 families using the cinchona tree bark as a natural alternative malaria treatment. And training four educational institutions so they can reduce the breeding sites of the malaria transmitting vector.
The indirect beneficiaries are four educational institutions with 1,400 students and the other 27,400 inhabitants of the district of San Ramón.