Malaria Control and Elimination

Project Title: StopPalu+

The Guinea Malaria Bilateral StopPalu+ Program, led by RTI International, supports the Guinean National Malaria Control Program to reduce the malaria burden in the country by strengthening the government's capacity to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria. The program is funded by the USAID-led U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and is a follow-on to the RTI-led StopPalu program that began in 2013.

StopPalu+ will continue the work of the StopPalu program and will address the remaining gaps in malaria prevention and control by supporting essential health service delivery, behavior change communication, capacity building and supervision, disease surveillance, and monitoring and evaluation. The effort will work across 19 districts in Guinea to increase the use of insecticide-treated nets, provide preventive therapy for pregnant women, and strengthen prompt care-seeking and treatment.

Working with the Guinea National Malaria Control Program, MCDI will provide technical assistance to improve malaria diagnostic capacities at all levels of the health system. This includes training of trainers in laboratory and rapid diagnostics, testing and certifying laboratory technicians in malaria microscopy, as well as conducting malaria diagnostics refresher trainings (MDRTs). An additional component of the work to be carried out by MCDI is the development of training materials, hands-on practice sessions, and job aids related to basic microscope maintenance.

Country: Guinea

Partners: RTI International, Jhpiego, Centre Africain de Formation pour le Développement (CENAFOD)

Donor: USAID/President's Malaria Initiative

Duration: 2017-2022

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