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 directly reached more than 80,000 people with information and support for behaviour change on malaria, HIV and TB.
ADPP has 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 a total of 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.
Applying similar models, ADPP supported the fight against malaria in the provinces of Zaire and Benguela via implementing school-based programs to promote community control of malaria. With a combined reach of 190,000 people, teachers at 300 schools have been trained as Malaria Control Teachers who organize students, activate individuals and empower entire villages reduce transmission of malaria. The Exxon Malaria Initiative financed the projects in Benguela from 2010 – 2014, and in Zaire funding has been ongoing from 2014. In 2016, the model will be introduced in Uíge province, also with Exxon funding. All the projects focus on malaria, HIV and TB.
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 organised 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.