Products and Impacts
⇒Project: "Nicaragua, all united in sustaining achievements and consolidating actions focused on the pre-elimination and elimination of malaria" Concept Note 2019 – 2021.
⇒Prespecting health promoters from classrooms.
⇒Culmination of 3 investigations
⇒Working, reproduction and distribution in the municipalities of Puerto Cabezas and Waspam rio coco of educational materials for the prevention of malaria.
⇒Conformation of 37 health promoters with the participation of students of the university of the second year career of psychology.
Collection of information related to the existing medicinal flora of which both the population and traditional doctors make use to treat the most common conditions that affect their health. 83 different species of medicinal plants were identified.
Uses by the community:
Bad Spirits, itchy skin problems, arthritis, cold, diarrhea, divisiveness, anemia, fungus, lehismaniasis, purawichka among others.
Findings show that the population has general knowledge about malaria mainly about the cause, transmission, signs and symptoms. With regard to Practices, there is very little they bring in terms of prevention to be a family level as a barrial. And attitude to disease denotes behaviors of indifference, nor do they take into account the perception of malaria risk.
As for Perception: They consider that MINSA is solely responsible for ensuring the decline of malaria, followed by the municipal mayor's office to keep the neighborhoods free of garbage and hatcheries. The community assumes no responsibility.
As a result of the end-of-year work by students, it contains the main prevention measures that have to be applied permanently for the reduction and control of malaria, the responsibility for the participation of society.