Sustaining Malaria Reduction Interventions in Ethiopia
Date of Operation: 2012 – 2017
Primary Implementing Partner: UNICEF
Regions of Operation: Oromia
Increase access to effective diagnostic tests and medicines to manage malaria cases as well as insecticide-treated bed nets.
- Procure and distribute long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to households.
- Procure and distribute rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and anti-malarial drugs to health facilities.
The Sustaining Malaria Reduction Interventions in Ethiopia project assists the Government of Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the Oromia Regional Health Bureau (ORHB) to deliver key malaria commodities to health facilities and communities, primarily in Oromia Regional State.
In collaboration with the FMOH, ORHB and Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI), UNICEF develops an annual malaria commodity microplan, which specifies community and district-level needs for all main malaria commodities: RDTs, anti-malarial drugs, and LLINs. Based on this microplan commodities are procured and distributed. The microplan is also being used by the FMOH and other stakeholders, who can “buy into” the plan, and complement the amount of commodities procured and distributed with PMI support. This ensures an unprecedented coordination and transparency in the procurement and distribution of malaria commodities in Ethiopia.
- Carry out annual malaria commodity microplanning meetings to estimate district-level needs and gaps for main malaria commodities.
- Increase access to effective diagnostic tests and medicines to manage malaria cases and promote household ownership and proper use of insecticide-treated bed nets
- Procure and distribute RDTs for use by health staff and health extension workers
- Distribute anti-malarial drugs to fully treat confirmed malaria infections
- Procure and distribute LLINs to households in malaria-endemic areas
- Support the distribution of LLINs from other sources and other partners.
See also: UNICEF