Project Name: Supporting Uganda’s Malaria Reduction Response Project
Funder: Global Fund (GF) through TASO
Project Duration: 2021-2023
Background to the Project:
Malaria continues to be among leading causes of death among under-five children in Uganda. To contribute to the end of the malaria pandemic in Uganda as guided by the PACE strategic plan, we will for the next 3 years implement the GF Fund Malaria reduction response project. The project is aimed at strengthening strategies towards Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM), Vector control, and Resilient and Health Systems Strengthening with a key focus on the most vulnerable populations including children under 5 years and adolescents. Interventions are aligned to the Uganda Malaria Reduction & Elimination Strategic Plan (UMRESP) 2021-2025 with a goal of reducing malaria infection and morbidity by 50% and malaria related mortality by 75% of 2019 levels by 2025.
Project Coverage: 10 districts in Central Uganda
Target group: Children Under 5 years, general population and health workers in public and private health facilities
Project Goal: To contribute to the reduction of malaria infection and morbidity by 50% and malaria related mortality by 75% of 2019 levels by 2025.
Project specific Objectives
To contribute to the following strategic objectives of the Uganda Malaria Reduction Strategic Plan
- To accelerate access to malaria preventive and curative services to achieve universal coverage in all eligible populations by 2025.
- 2025, at least 90% of the population sustains the acquired knowledge, utilizes and practices correct malaria management, preventive and curative services.
- By 2025, decisions for malaria programming at all levels are guided by a functional and comprehensive surveillance system and data repository for effective sub-national response, monitoring and evaluation as well as priority operations research
Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) for children under 5 years
Enhancing Behavioural change communication interventions through targeted community dialogues by the Village Health Teams (VHTs), Health workers home visits to the communities.
Resilient systems strengthening through Capacity building of, VHTs, public and public health workers, schoolteachers and Support Supervision of health facilities and communities.
Coordination: Strengthening the capacity of the District Health Management Teams (DHMT) to coordinate malaria interventions within their districts.
Supply Chain: Engaging of the District and MoH National Malaria Control Division to ensure adequate supply of ICCM supplies and medicines
|Building capacity of Health workers in the new ICCM guidelines||District Health Management Teams||50|
|Health Facility Health Workers||546|
|Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM)||Coordination meeting of VHTs with Health Facilities.||7,222|
|Training for strengthening private sector reporting||Health workers from the private sector||360|
|Support supervisions, mentorships & coaching||District Health Team (DHT) visits to health Facilities & communities||100|
|Health Facility staff visits to VHTs and communities||3,080|
|District Health Team (DHT) visits to the private sector outlets||80|
|Targeted coaching & mentorship sessions by District Health Team to Health workers and VHTs||90|
|Social Behavioural change communication (SBCC)||Community dialogues to address||360|
|Community sensitization Events-World Malaria Day commemorations||20|