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Stopping malaria transmission and malaria-related deaths is widely recognized as an achievable goal, but achieving that goal requires comprehensive, integrated programming. URC engages in a wide range of malaria prevention and control activities:
- In communities, we work with all levels of government and with civil society organizations to promote, distribute, and hang up long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs). To foster sustained use of malaria interventions, we carry out multifaceted social mobilization campaigns.
- In facilities, we ensure that providers have the skills, medicines, and equipment for intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy, improved diagnosis through rapid tests and high-quality microscopy, and strengthened case management using artemisinin combination therapy. Supportive supervision of providers at the health facility and community levels reinforces these skills.
- At the national level, we improve the quality and use of malaria data and enhance procurement and logistics to ensure a reliable supply of high-quality drugs and diagnostics.
Our activities are based on rigorous operational research to identify the best models for reducing malaria transmission in the local context and entomological research to guide policy and programming decisions to reduce insecticide resistance and improve vector control. Our work—aligned with global efforts—is having measurable effects.