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Malaria Action Program for Districts

Project Overview

Despite significant progress over the last decade, malaria remains persistently high in most areas of Uganda. The country still has one of the highest malaria burdens in Africa.

USAID’s Malaria Action Program for Districts, made possible by support from the American and British people, is working to help control this disease. The programme is being implemented by Malaria Consortium in partnership with Jhpiego, Banyan Global, Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU), Deloitte Uganda and Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI).

We are providing technical direction and oversight of the programme, programmatic and representation leadership, as well as coordination of the partners. Project partners bring critical technical expertise and implementation experience in the Ugandan context in the areas of capacity building and malaria in pregnancy (Jhpiego), gender inclusion (Banyan), diagnostics (IDI), communications (CDFU), and grants management (Deloitte).

The programme’s target groups are children under five, youth (aged 18 to 30), pregnant women and women of childbearing age. Special emphasis is placed on innovative social and behaviour change communication approaches to reach all targeted communities with efficient messages.

Following current national policies, guidelines and international practices, the programme will work alongside the National Malaria Control Programme and the district health management teams to:

  • improve malaria prevention in the communities by supporting malaria in pregnancy services at health facilities and increasing access to long lasting insecticidal mosquito nets
  • improve health workers’ diagnosis and treatment practices to provide quality services to patients
  • improve the capacity of the National Malaria Control Programme and the district health management teams to plan, manage and sustain effective malaria control activities
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