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PAHO videos showing the work of this year's Malaria Champions 2009: SNEM/PAMAFRO, Ecuador, Dr. Mario H Rodriguez, Mexico, La División Salud de la Fundación FES Social-DSFES, Colombia.

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Malaria Champions in the Americas 2009: SNEM/PAMAFRO, Ecuador

Over the first three years of the project, several major victories have been achieved: 500,000 blood samples were taken, 10,213 total diagnosed cases, and the burden of disease was reduced by 66% in the intervention areas. 

Malaria Champions in the Americas 2009: Dr. Mario H. Rodriguez, Mexico

Dr. Rodriguez has extended technical support on policymaking to control programs, with the implementation of targeted control model, providing hypotheses and supporting arguments used in coordination with the National Program which reported reduction of transmission to up to 70% between 1999 and 2003, including an additional 31% between 2004 and 2007.

Malaria Champions in the Americas 2009: La División Salud de la Fundación FES Social-DSFES, Colombia


By developing and implementing a malaria education strategy, DSFES has directly influenced communities and helped train 2,772 people in 359 locations. This work increased knowledge of combating malaria from 50% to 90%. In target communities, during the period of 1992 – 1997, there was an 8% decline in the incidence of malaria while the project was underway.

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