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URC awarded Defeat Malaria Activity in Myanmar
We are pleased to announce that USAID has awarded URC the Defeat Malaria Activity for the prevention and control of malaria. URC will implement the project in partnership with American Refugee Committee, Jhpiego, UMD-Institute of Global Health, the Myanmar Health Assistant Association (MHAA), and the Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Association (MNMA), among others. We will also be working with the National Malaria Control Program and various government and non-government organizations to support policies that enable the development and implementation of malaria prevention and control models at the community level.
The Defeat Malaria Activity will draw on USAID’s investments in the Greater Mekong Sub Region (through the CAP Malaria Project, also managed by URC) as well as globally in malaria prevention and control, and ultimately elimination.
The Defeat Malaria Activity will work in priority regions of the country with high malaria incidence and hard-to-reach migrant groups. We will scale up proven interventions to ensure treatment compliance and identify cases of drug-resistant malaria using the public health system, village-based malaria workers, and private providers.
The project will use innovative approaches to build capacity in early diagnosis and treatment, program management, and logistics, and will provide policy support to ensure an enabling environment to develop a model for eliminating malaria completely. The Defeat Malaria Activity will also introduce innovations to accelerate successful treatment of drug-resistant malaria cases, integrated community case management, and real-time data reporting.
August 25, 2016