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Malaria Quick Impact Initiative

CNHDE teams in support of African Malaria Programs

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(Jul 09 2007): CNHDE teams based in Addis Ababa and Bamako Centers were mobilized in the last three months to nine African countries to assist in the preparation of proposals for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), round 7.

Our team was the biggest from the network of technical resource persons organized by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership in Assistance to 19 African countries. The duration of the technical support provided to each country ranged from 15 to 20 days. This was an excellent opportunity for the teams to support countries in the preparation of comprehensive package of interventions for securing funding from the Global Fund.

This technical support to the countries for scaling-up their control malaria efforts through universal coverage of long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs), diagnostics and effective treatment with Athemecine ACTs and preventive measures such as IPTs and IRS when ever appropriate is the core function of the teams. If the effort of the resource mobilization works out, the implication for the proposed Malaria Quick Impact Initiative will be significant. The countries which benefited from the technical support by our teams were Ethiopia, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda.

The GFATM board is schedueld to consider recommended proposals 14-16 Nov 2007 and will forward them to its technical review panel (TRP) for final approval.

It is also to be noted that the UN Millennium Project and CNHDE are organizing a workshop on the Malaria Quick Initiative to be held in August 2007, in which malaria programs from 12 African countries will be participating.

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