The project on “Malaria Control Program” is a collaborative project between National Malaria and parasitic disease control (M&PDC), Ministry of health and family welfare (MOH&FW) and BRAC consortium, funded by Global fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). SKUS has been implementing the Malaria Control Program with BRAC consortium, aiming to reduce burden of malaria of community people of endemic area through provide quality diagnosis and effective treatment to 90% of the estimated malaria cases by 2017, to promote use of ITN/LLINs in 80% of the households and selective IRS for containment of outbreaks by 2017, and strengthen program management capacity and coordination and partnership in malaria control program . This partnership supports the increase access to malaria treatment and prevention and increase awareness of the people through providing BCC activities.
SKUS being a partner in GFATM of NFM Malaria Control Program has been operating the program since 2007 in four upazilas- Mirsharai, Sitakunda and Rawzan under Chittagong district and Ramgar upazilla under Khagrachari district, covering a total population 977889 in 214820 household. A total of 89 Health Worker, 4 Lab Technicians, 2 Program Organise 4 Upazilla Manager, 4 Service staff cum admin Officer, 4 Supportive staff Lab, one Accountant and one Project Manager have been working to implement the program. SKUS has established a warehouse and a laboratory in each of the upazilas and they are functioning.
Funding Source/Donor: BRAC ( GFATM Found, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/BRAC)
Project Area/s: Rawjan, Mirsharai and Sitakundu Upazila of Chittatong and Ramgor Upazila of Khagrachhri district
Project participants/Beneficiary: Target people of the project are all community member of project area, to provide LLIN (Long Lasting Insecticide Net) in poor and ultra –poor in community and ITN (Insecticide Treated Net) activities for all family in project area.
Key component/Activities of the project: The main activities of the project are ensure diagnosis facilities and treatment by community service providers (RDT) and laboratory (BSE) as also treated patients follow up as well as severe patients, pregnant woman and under five kilogram body weight children referred to UHC for clinical treatment, LLINs distribution according to census to poor and extreme poor house hold, conduct ITNs session, and building awareness on malaria through popular folk song and popular theatre shows. Other main activities of the project are conduct community BCC meeting and advocacy meeting.