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Cameroon: Scaling Up Malaria Control for Impact in Cameroon

Donor: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund)
Project Dates: January 2011 – December 2015
Project Amount: Phase One: January 2011 – December 2012 -- $13,300,000
Technical Areas Covered: Malaria


Project Summary:

As the leading cause of morbidity (41%) and mortality (43%) in Cameroon, malaria remains a major public health problem in Cameroon; evidence indicates that any effort to reduce these numbers should include preventive strategies that extend to the entire population. Plan is presently working alongside in-country partners in Cameroon to reduce, by half, the malaria morbidity and mortality by the end of 2014 through a five-year project funded by the Global Fund.

The current project activities include a mass distribution campaign of long-lasting insect-treated nets (LLITNs) by the Government of Cameroon; routine distribution of LLITNs to pregnant women and other “keep up” strategies from 2011 to 2015; case-management through rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) before treatment at health facilities and community level; and partnership enhancement with full participation of the Civil Society and coordination of all key stakeholders.

The key objectives targeted by the end of 2014 are:

  1. Increase to at least 80% the use of LLITNs in the entire population and particularly among children under five and pregnant women;
  2. Raise to at least 80% IPT2 coverage among pregnant women;
  3. Treat, according to the National Malaria guidelines, at least 80% of malaria cases, at all levels;
  4. Reinforce management capacity within the National Malaria Control Program