Malaria Prevention and Control

Fast Facts:
Project document and reports:
• Implementation Manual for Global Fund Grants Sub-Recipients
• Monitoring & Reporting of Financial and Programmatic Performance
• Project document
Location: 13 states in Northern Sudan
Duration: April 2005- 2011
Focus area: Responding to HIV/AIDS
Contributions(USD): GFATM: 32,165,873.14
Partners: WHO
Sudan National Malaria Control Program
Pancare and Ana asudan
Delivery(USD): 2010: 14,793,537
2009: 11,837,912
2008: 10,935,625
2007: 6,799,020
Contact person in UNDP: Fatima El-Sheikh, Senior Programme Officer
Malaria in Sudan is a major public health problem. The country is hit by an estimated 50% of all malaria cases in the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean Region survey with an estimated 7.5 million cases resulting in 35,000 deaths per year. The disease accounts for one-fifth of all hospital deaths. The malaria case fatality rate for pediatric hospitals ranges between 5% and 15%. According to the Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS), in October 2005 the prevalence of malaria among children under the age of 5 years, ranged between 0.4-15.5% and between 3.7%-10.3% for pregnant women.

In April 2005, with the support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), UNDP launched the Malaria Prevention and Control project.

The overall goal of the project is to reduce the malaria burden to the extent that it is no longer a public health problem. The target groups/beneficiaries are children under five, women of child-bearing age and the general population at risk of malaria.

The specific objectives are as follows:
• Disease management including home management, improving clinical and laboratory diagnosis, and ensuring availability and rational use of anti-malarial drugs.
• Establishing a malaria early warning system (MEWS) and ensuring rapid response to the epidemic in order to have effective disease surveillance and epidemic management.
• Prevention of malaria during pregnancy IPT (Intermittent Preventive Therapy) and relevant vector control measures.
• Capacity building and improving institutional work to strengthen UNDP Sudan’s role as Principal Recipient for the GFATM.
• UNDP will be the implementing agency for the delivery of a new building at the Blue Nile Research and Training Institute (BNRTI).

Snapshots of the project's major achievements
• Correct diagnosis and treatment according to national guidelines provided to 7,435,843 individuals with uncomplicated malaria received
• A total of 44,094 of patients were admitted with severe complicated malaria at hospitals supported by the Global Fund and have received correct diagnosis and treatment (Quinine and IV-fluids)
• A total of 3,123 service delivery points were strengthened to provide malaria diagnosis and treatment.
• A total of 91,379 of pregnant women received intermittent preventive therapy for malaria.
• Populations at risk of getting malaria were provided with 943,109 long lasting impregnated nets.
• Training on sentinel site surveillance, rapid assessment and response to malaria epidemic provided to 303 staff members.
• A total of 95,153 houses and areas in south Gazira were sprayed with insecticide.
• A total of 2,505 of service deliverers trained in case management

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