Scaling up Malaria Intervention in Sudan Project Document
Roll Back Malaria (RBM) initiative has been a part of the National Malaria Control Programme in the country since January 1999. With strong partnerships, the programme focuses on: special attention to the most vulnerable groups in the community, i.e. Women and children; building the capacity of health personnel in the proper laboratory diagnosis and case management; availing long lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLITNs) for families through a resource network; mobilization and sensitization of the community; and strengthening support for community-based interventions to improve health and nutrition.
Scaling Up Malaria intervention, in line with the Strategic Plan for RBM, 2007-2012, is intended to accelerate the ongoing efforts for malaria control in northern Sudan building on the previous and continuous inputs. There is a need for additional resources, mainly for ACTs, RDTs, LLINs, BCC and Health System Strengthening.
The resources expected from the Global Fund Round 7 grant will overcome the challenges which were identified through the implementation of the Round 2 grant including: Improved access to prompt and effective treatment through revitalization of district Procurement and Supply Management activities and introduction of Home Management of Malaria (HMM), addressing the rural communities and those in camps, and empowering the peripheral health facilities.