Slideshow features achievements of the Malaria Control in Cambodia project
January 8, 2013
The USAID Malaria Control in
Cambodia (MCC) Project, implemented by University Research Co. LLC (URC) during
2007-2011, was a community-based malaria control and prevention project that aimed to reduce malaria in the
Western part of Cambodia, home to drug-resistant malaria. The project focused on four provinces witnessing
the emergence of malaria resistant to one or more antimalarial drugs.
This slideshow highlights the
approaches and results of the MCC project.
prevention of malaria. MCC trained
health workers and over 600 village malaria workers
to provide counseling, educate communities, and use rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)
for diagnosis. MCC distributed over
200,000 long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) which are bednets in which
insecticide is incorporated into the net fabric. The project also developed an innovative
bednet lending scheme model to reach vulnerable mobile and migrant population
with LLIN. MCC also implemented behavior change
interventions including World Malaria Week events, billboards, flipcharts, a
TV/CD used by taxi drivers, and radio broadcasts.
malaria diagnosis and treatment. MCC trained public, private, and
community providers on malaria case management malaria according to National
Treatment Guidelines. MCC also provided
on-the-job coaching and strengthened supportive supervision
provided by public health officials to health center staff, and improving the logistics chain for
antimalarial drugs and supplies, ensuring that malaria commodities were
procured and distributed in a timely and effective fashion.
- Collaboration at the national
level in developing policy and strategic interventions.
The project provided invaluable research support by conducting
operations research on topics such as the comparable accuracy of rapid
diagnostics tests and mapping the
geographic locations of patients with multi-drug resistant malaria.
In 2011, USAID began funding URC
and its partners, Kenan Institute Asia and Save the Children, for a malaria
control project that includes not only Cambodia, but also Myanmar and
Thailand. The new Control and Prevention
of Malaria (CAP-Malaria)
project, also led by Dr. Kheang Soy Ty,
is adapting and scaling up successful models developed by MCC in all three
See the slideshow here - MCC Slideshow.