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Celebrating the achievements of URC’s malaria work
On November 30, URC organized a national dissemination workshop to share the results of the USAID ǀ PMI Control and Prevention of Malaria Project (CAP-Malaria) in Cambodia. CAP-Malaria staff shared information about the project’s achievements and facilitated discussion about lessons learned from the implementation of a model for malaria elimination implemented in one district.
The 75 meeting attendants included the Director of the National Malaria Control Program (CNM), Dr. Huy Rekol, the Senior Technical Advisor for the President’s Malaria Initiative in Washington, DC, Dr. Lawrence Barat, the President of URC-CHS, Mr. Jay S. Wechsler, as well as deputy directors and technical experts from CNM, representatives from USAID and the CDC, provincial and operational district health departments from the project’s target provinces, and other malaria control partners including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the Asian Development Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the International Organization for Migration.
URC managed CAP-Malaria in Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand from 2011-2016. The project aimed to prevent malaria and contain the spread of multi-drug resistant Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) malaria in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. P. falciparum is the most common and deadliest parasite that causes malaria in humans.
To build on CAP-Malaria’s work, URC was recently awarded the USAID | PMI Cambodia Malaria Elimination Project (CMEP). CMEP will provide technical assistance and support to the National Center for Parasitology Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM) to further develop, refine, and evaluate an evidence-based Model Elimination Package for malaria.
Photo Caption: Attendees at the CAP-Malaria dissemination workshop, November 30th, 2016
December 01, 2016