Supporting health sector resilience to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) – equitable, affordable access to quality health services for everyone – is fundamental to the design and implementation of our programmes. We work to support countries to recover from the impact of COVID-19 and build resilience into their health systems for the future.
To ensure barriers to achieving UHC are addressed and to build resilience and sustainability, we work closely with governments to integrate our programmes within existing health systems and structures in the countries in which we work and increase the capacity of those working within it.
We tailor interventions to improve equity by providing quality health services to marginalised populations (particularly women and girls and those living in hard-to-reach areas), that are affordable for users. We also work to ensure quality delivery of services from private health providers - often accessed as a result of limited public health services and work with national stakeholders to develop clear roadmaps for achieving UHC, appropriate to the specific context and challenges of each country.
Malaria Consortium considers universal health coverage (UHC) fundamental to the design and implementation of all our programmes. Our tailored interventions seek to improve equity by providing quality health services to marginalised populations (particularly women and girls and those living in hard-to-reach areas) that are affordable for users. To ensure barriers to achieving UHC are addressed and to encourage sustainability, we work closely with governments to integrate our programmes within existing health systems and structures in the countries in which we work.
We support countries to reduce malaria prevalence and tackle common illnesses like diarrhoea and pneumonia, helping to deliver key interventions via district structures, health facilities and communities.
In practice: We are establishing a functional integrated community case management (iCCM) programme in the Lango and Acholi regions of Uganda through Supporting Uganda’s Malaria Reduction and Elimination Strategy (SUMRES) project.
According to the World Health Organization, gender norms, roles and behaviours significantly influence how women, men and young people react to health challenges, access health services and how health systems respond to their needs.
In practice: Together with Banyan Global, we conducted a qualitative study to identify how gender- and youth-related norms might be hindering effective malaria control in Uganda.
We support governments to utilise digital health technology to improve resource allocation and target interventions effectively.
In practice: We are supporting the Mozambican government to secure nationwide coverage of upSCALE, a digital health platform that aims to improve the quality, coverage and management of community-based primary healthcare.
Across the Sahel, most childhood malarial infections and deaths occur during the rainy season. Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) aims to prevent malarial illness throughout this period of greatest malarial risk.
In practice: Malaria Consortium is a leading implementer of SMC. Our SMC programme in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mozambique, Nigeria, Togo and Uganda is top rated by GiveWell for its cost-effectiveness.
We are dedicated to driving forward our activities and research in support of health system effectiveness and efficiency. We recognise the existing local capacity in the countries where we work, collaborating with governments to maximise existing health system resources, including knowledge, skills and financing, adapting our approach to suit the context within the country.
In practice: In Ethiopia, Malaria Consortium is taking a health system strengthening approach to improve pneumonia case management at every level of the health system.