• Equiping all health facilities with malaria diagnostic facilities (microscopes or RDTs) and
  • provide effective antimalarial drugs.
  • Strengthening human resource through in-service training of laboratory technicians and
  • clinicians.
  • Scaling-up community based treatment of malaria in all districts through the home base care of malaria targeting children under five years living in rural areas and areas with limited access.
  • Insecticide Treated materials (ITM)  scale-up access to Long Lasting Insecticide Nets to achieve universal coverage -:Access to Insecticide treated nets.
  • Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) will be scaled up rapidly, building on the models of IRS campaigns in Obuasi and the Northern Region.
  • Strengthening the routine data collection system to capture reliable information, and undertake regular operational researches to provide evidence for decision making.
  • Forge functional partnerships and mechanisms between departments, programmes within and outside the health sector.


Expected Outcomes

When these strategies are implemented it is expected that the following outcomes will be achieved:

1. Improved Malaria Prevention

  • Increased use of ITMs by children and pregnant women
  • Improved drainage, mosquito-proofing of houses and general sanitation
  • Reduction of mosquito population through in-door residual spraying and larviciding

2. Improved access to Prompt and Effective Treatment

  • Early recognition of fever and early treatment with Artesunate-Amodiaquine especially at the home
  • Appropriate referral of severe cases assured
  • Quality of treatment for malaria improved
  • Basic services accessible to the sick

3. Strengthened Monitoring and Evaluation, and Operational Research

  • Increased availability of funds for research and monitoring
  • Capacity in malaria research and monitoring improved
  • Routine monitoring of programme activities and outputs strengthened
  • Operational research into malaria undertaken and results disseminated and utilized to
  • improve program planning
  • Periodic evaluation of programme outcomes and impact institutionalized,
  • Safety and efficacy of drugs and insecticides monitoring institutionalized and strengthened
  • Annual programme reviews conducted

4. Strengthened Health Systems at all Levels

  • Human resource capacity built to deliver health (including malaria) interventions at all
  • levels
  • Infrastructure, logistics and communication systems improved
  • Financial management improved at all levels
  • Improved procurement and supply management
  • Community systems strengthened

5. Create and Sustain Partnerships for Malaria Control

  • Functional partnerships and mechanisms between departments and programmes within health
  • Functional partnerships and mechanisms with and between development agencies
  • Functional partnership and mechanisms with and between government sectors
  • Functional partnership and mechanisms with and between NGOs, private sectors and informal sectors
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