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Malaria Quick Impact Initiative

Malaria Quick Impact Inititative Workshop
(15-16 Aug. 2007)

Left to right: Prof. Awash Teklehaimanot, Director of the Malaria Quick Impact Initiative and H.E. Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Minister of Health, Ethiopia.

The Malaria Quick Impact Initiative Workshop has successfully been concluded here. The Workshop, which was officially opened by His Excellency Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, deliberated for two days on major bottlenecks in scaling up malaria interventions in the Quick Impact participating African countries.

Targeting reduction of malaria morbidity & mortality in participating countries by 75% by 2015 from the 2005 baseline level (this is a revised version of the Millennium Development Goals target 8), the Malaria Quick Impact Initiative aims at scaling-up malaria control programs in African countries with the following targets for the year 2008

One hundred percent of children under five years of age protected by long-lasting insecticide-treated nets;

Eighty percent of people living at risk of malaria are protected by locally appropriate vector control interventions.
    •  Long-lasting Insecticidal Nets
    •  Indoor residual spraying
    •  Environmental management
One Hundred percent of children under five years of age treated with effective anti-malarial drugs such as ACT, within one day of onset of illness




The participants deliberated on the bottlenecks to scaling-up of malaria interventions in their respective countries and developed list of bottlenecks and recommendations.

Click here to download the identified bottlenecks and recommendations to solve them.

Participating countries includes Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Liberia, Senegal and Uganda.

The participants also developed a budgeted action plan for their respective countries scaled up malaria control programs, using a template developed by the Quick Impact Initiative team in Addis Ababa.

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