Stop Malaria Project (SMP)

Countries

Project Duration


2008 - 2013

Global Program


Overview

The Stop Malaria Project (SMP), funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID, is designed to assist the Government of Uganda to reach the PMI and Roll Back Malaria goal of reducing malaria-related mortality by 50 percent by 2010. CCP leads SMP in partnership with the Malaria Consortium, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Communication for Development Uganda (CDFU) and the Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG). To achieve its objectives, the project aims to reach 85% coverage for children under five years of age, pregnant women, and people living with HIV/AIDS using proven preventive and therapeutic interventions. These interventions include: Artemesinin-based Combination Therapy (ACTs) for treatment of uncomplicated malaria, Intermittent Presumptive Treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp), and Long-lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs). The SMP uses a combination of approaches, including behavior change interventions, service delivery strengthening and institutional capacity building, to rapidly scale-up established interventions for malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Accomplishments

  • Conducted rapid assessments in 13 districts and assisted with the preparation of their work plans.
  • Designed a five-year communication plan for the project.
  • Designed structured learning materials for on-site IPTp updates and carried out updates in all health centers IV in 13 districts.
  • Strengthened the capacity of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) through an assessment of data management needs, and IT equipment procurement.