Adrian carries out a test for malaria
Adrian was 22 when he lost his father. He lost his mother to illness a short while later. “This is what motivated me to get involved and educated about health,” he said. “I was so proud to be chosen by my community as a health worker. Wherever I go, people praise me as a village doctor.”
Adrian attends to 15 to 20 people each day, most of whom present with fever. He’s been trained to administer a rapid finger-stick test to see if malaria parasites are present in the blood. When he started, community members didn’t know how to look for signs of malaria.
“Now, we are able to test and treat community members. We educate them on how to take the medicines, emphasizing on finishing the course,” he said.