Heroes in small villages

May 4, 2016

  The honorary work of Community Health Volunteers to eliminate malaria in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Click here to watch the video on Aparat.

Malaria is known to be a disease associated with the level of local development. In Iran malaria is predominantly prone in Sistan & Baluchestan province in the southeast of the country with a population of 2.5 million.

In order to increase protection against this disease particularly among marginalized people in remote areas, the involvement of the local communitymembers was planned and practiced in National Malaria Elimination Program and supported by Global Fund malaria project of UNDP.

As a result of this more than 3,700 local volunteers – mainly women – were trained on health related skills focusing on malaria by Zahedan University of Medical Science.

This clip demonstrates the efforts and result of this successful initiative.

Click here to watch the video on Aparat.

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