Highlights from our Malaria track record
ADPP chairs the National Forum of Malaria partners and as such works to coordinate malaria stakeholders throughout the country, including advocacy for community-based rapid testing.
In 2017 / 2018, ADPP implemented a World Vision / Global Fund financed Health System Strengthening project in four very remote, sparsely populated municipalities spread across the north of the country. 67 Community Health Mobilizers in communities in Uige, Malanje, Moxico and Lunda Norte, directly reached more than 80,000 people with information and support for behaviour change on malaria, HIV and TB. The project resulted in a new level of awareness about and adhesion to disease prevention and treatment.
ADPP distributed 548.194 LLINs to 1.036.823 people in 3 provinces:
- Kwanza Norte (USAID/PMI 2012/13): 185,600 LLITN to 311,635 people
- Bengo (Global Fund / National Malaria program, 2014/15) 214.180 LLITN to 428.360 people
- Namibe (Global Fund / National Malaria program, 2014/15) 148.414 LLITN to 296.828 people
In a USAID/PMI project “Community Control of Malaria” from 2008 to 2011, 231 Malaria Control teachers from 200 schools in Zaire were trained. Under their supervision, 10,500 schoolchildren from 200 schools reached 100,000 people with information on malaria prevention and distributed 30,000 LLITNs. Malaria treatment in pregnancy was one of the key messages delivered by the project. A malaria manual for teachers was developed together with the Ministries of Health and Education as part of the project.
In the provinces of Benguela from 2010-2014 and Zaire from 2014, more than 200,000 people have been reached, and teachers at 300 schools trained as Malaria Control Teachers who organize students, activate individuals and empower entire villages to reduce transmission of malaria.
ADPP’s Child Aid projects, financed by the Ministry of Families and Promotion of Women, reached more than 84.000 people in 2014. Health Committees (among others) were organized at village level throughout the target area. Project staff together with Health Committees mobilized community members to avoid malaria, to know the symptoms and to seek treatment.