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 prevent, diagnosis, and treat 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+ continues the work of the StopPalu program and addresses 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 works across 19 districts in Guinea to increase the use of insecticide-treated nets, offer seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) to children, provide preventive therapy for pregnant women, and strengthen prompt care-seeking and treatment.

Working with the Guinea National Malaria Control Program, MCDI provides technical assistance to improve malaria diagnostic capacities at all levels of the health system. This includes training of trainers and frontlines laboratory technicians in laboratory diagnostics and rapid tests, introducing rapid testing and providing job aids to community health workers (Rélais Communautaires), conducting malaria diagnostics refresher trainings (MDRTs), as well as testing and certifying laboratory technicians in malaria microscopy. An additional component of the work being led by MCDI is the development of training materials, the provision of hands-on coaching and mentoring, and instruction 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

Back to Malaria Control and Elimination