URC awarded USAID-funded Cambodia Malaria Elimination Project

URC has been awarded the USAID-funded Cambodia Malaria Elimination Project to further efforts to eliminate malaria in Cambodia. The project will draw upon the innovative 1-3-7 pre-elimination activities conducted under CAP-Malaria in Cambodia, scaling up and extending activities to priority regions of the country with low malaria incidence.

The Cambodia Malaria Elimination Project will build capacity in early diagnosis and treatment, program management, and logistics and will provide policy support to ensure an enabling environment to eliminate malaria in high-burden areas. It will support further development and implementation of electronic data reporting and use for improved surveillance and monitoring, ensuring identification and treatment of all malaria cases. In addition, the Cambodia Malaria Elimination Project will address the dynamic mobility of hard-to-reach groups, scaling up proven interventions to ensure treatment compliance and to identify cases of drug-resistant malaria through the public health system, village-based malaria workers, and private providers.

The project will work with the Cambodia National Malaria Center and various government and non-government organizations to support policies that enable the development and implementation of malaria elimination activities at the community level to help reach the ultimate goal of malaria elimination in Cambodia.

In Cambodia, a village malaria worker gives a man a rapid diagnostic test while his wife and daughter look on.
A village malaria worker gives a client a rapid diagnostic test for malaria. The village malaria worker will follow up to ensure that treatment is properly administered
December 28, 2016
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