Malaria Consortium is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Myanmar Government, establishing a new three-year partnership that aims to provide technical assistance and strategic support for malaria control.
The partnership will involve country-wide activities to improve the use of data for healthcare, the development of new surveillance and response mechanisms for the routine monitoring of drug resistance and insecticide resistance management.
Malaria Consortium’s activities in Myanmar will also include improving access to healthcare and strengthening delivery mechanisms for long lasting insecticidal nets.
The partnership will build on Malaria Consortium’s existing work in Myanmar. Working with the Myanmar Medical Association (MMA) and funded by the UK Government through its Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA) funding stream, Malaria Consortium is piloting a positive deviance approach in the Thanintharyi region, which aims to promote positive knowledge, attitudes and behaviour around malaria prevention and control as a method for behaviour and social change. The approach identifies existing positive, preventive and care seeking behaviours, empowering people to share these behaviours with the rest of their community.