A Traditional Leaders’ View
My name is Sebastião Andrade. I am the traditional leader for the village of Kimbaxi Santa Maria. I am 61 years old and I am also a member of the Women Farmers’ Club project.
First of all, I would like to say thank you for everything that the project is doing in the community. The Community Health Agents have passion and patience while carrying out house to house campaigns. The project is mobilising people about malaria and HIV/TB and right now our community has a lot of information about both diseases. Now people know the symptoms of malaria very well and they take precautions to prevent these diseases. Community mobilisation yields good results.
Basic sanitation has also improved in our community as it is the basis for reducing diseases. I used not to sleep under a mosquito net but after the Community Health Agent visited and informed me about the risk I was running, now I always sleep underneath a mosquito net in order to reduce the possibility of catching malaria. Everyone keeps their surroundings clean for a safe and healthy environment.