The goal of this project is to provide visual communication tools for the people in Kibera that will help educate and reinforce positive health-seeking habits with regard to malaria. Existing visual solutions often fail to communicate even the simplest of messages due to overly complex narratives and culturally out-of-place imagery.
This epidemiological image shows the mode of transmission, incidence, treatment and screening methods in regards to malaria. It gives statistics and also shows what is being done on the public health level to decrease incidence.
Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, chills, fatigue, swelling of the spleen, etc... usually occur. With medical treatment, the symptoms should go away in a couple of weeks. However, WITHOUT treatment, and depending on the strain of malaria parasite, an infected person can have symptoms for a few years, up to a few decades.