Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) is a highly effective intervention to prevent malaria in those most vulnerable to the disease's effects. It involves administering monthly doses of antimalarial drugs to children aged 3-59 months during peak malaria transmission season. Our SMC programme in Burkina Faso, Chad and Nigeria is top rated by GiveWell for its effectiveness.
SuNMaP 2 is a UK aid-funded follow-up to SuNMaP that will support government efforts to further reduce Nigeria’s malaria burden. The programme will be implemented by Malaria Consortium and will integrate malaria prevention, treatment, and other interventions at the community and service delivery levels, as well as in other settings, through public and private sector partnerships. It aims to improve the planning, financing and delivery of sustainable malaria programmes across 165 local government areas in six states of Nigeria: Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, and Yobe.
USAID’s Malaria Action Program for Districts is focused on preventing and controlling malaria morbidity and mortality in Uganda through support to the government on a range of activities to minimise the social impact and economic losses on those affected. The five-year project is being implemented in 43 districts in the Central, Western and West Nile regions of Uganda. Between 2016 and 2021, the programme aims to reach an estimated 13 million people.
Malaria Consortium, in partnership with UNICEF, is supporting the Ministry of Health to implement a project funded by UK aid from the UK government in 25 districts in mid-northern Uganda, to support efforts to reduce malaria-related morbidity and mortality. The Strengthening Uganda’s Response to Malaria (SURMa) project will be implemented in eight districts in Acholi, nine in Lango, and eight in Karamoja.
After a successful pilot, Malaria Consortium is scaling up this project from three to six townships of Sagaing region.The focus in on strengthening support for malaria volunteers to maintain and further develop their skills, improve the ability of basic health staff to provide supervision, and address rapid diagnostic test and medicine shortages. The project will also investigate ways to increase both malaria volunteers’ motivation to provide and communities’ demand for health services.
Building on Malaria Consortium’s previous work in Mozambique through the Bill & Melinda Gates funded inSCALE project (2009-2016), the upSCALE project will further develop the mHealth system and community health worker app (formerly known as inSCALE APE CommCare), that was previously introduced in selected districts in Inhambane province, to create a national community health worker mHealthsystem.