Ferrovial Services, along with Fundación Recover has launched a project to support work preventing, diagnosing, and treating malaria among school-age children, which will improve the lives of 1,200 individuals in the city of Sangmelima, a region located in southern Cameroon. Part of this project involves campaigns to raise awareness in two academic centers associated with the Centre de Santé Développé avec Maternité de Monavebe hospital.
"More than 400,000 people die each year from malaria worldwide. Every two minutes, a child under the age of 5 dies from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Cameroon is one of the countries most affected by this disease, and malaria is one of the leading causes of death in the area. Thanks to this program, we will be able to help improve the lives of about 1,200 people,"
The project is designed for students at primary schools in Obout and Nkol Ekong in Sangmelima, as well as their families and the Centre de Santé Développé avec Maternité de Monavebe hospital, which sees about 8,000 patients a year. The hospital must address the medical needs of all of the schools in the surrounding area. As part of the program, there will be workshops for raising awareness, distribution of mosquito nets, subsidies for diagnostic tests and hospitalization costs, and treatment for malaria cases that are deemed critical.