In collaboration with T-MARC Tanzania, we are implementing a 24-month intervention project called “Badilisha Tabia, Tokomeza Malaria.” In line with the Malaria National Strategic Plan for 2014-2020, our goal is to contribute to reducing the country’s malaria prevalence from 7.3% in 2017 to < 1% in 2020. We plan to do this by taking the following actions:
- Promoting the use of long-lasting insecticide nets (ITNs), net care, and repair as well as addressing misconceptions around ITNs in the community.
- Promoting preventive health-seeking behaviors and practice of effective vector control for malaria among pregnant women, lactating mothers and caretakers of children five years of age and younger.
- Creating and sustaining demand for malaria testing and treatment for all patients suspected of malaria in public and home settings.
- Improving health care workers’ case management and adherence to national guidelines regarding malaria case management based on test results.
We are implementing related activities in Bariadi DC, Bariadi TC and Busega DC.