Malaria: Breaking the cycle A public consultation to help shape the UK Government’s policy and plans for tackling malaria in the developing world The burden of malaria 3.3 billion people at risk 244 million cases a year 863,000 deaths a year
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A public consultation to help shape the UK Government’s policy and plans for tackling malaria in the developing world
Reduction in malaria cases & deaths in Zambia
In high-burden countries the rapid expansion of interventions can bring about dramatic reductions in malaria mortality.
In Zambia the expansion of ITNs, IRS and ACTs has more than halved the numbers of malaria cases and deaths.
ITNs = Insecticide-treated nets
RS = Indoor Residual Spraying
ACTs = Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies
Source: World Malaria Report 2009
Estimated household ITN ownership in high burden countries in Africa
Less than one third of affected households in Africa* own an insecticide-treated net.
Coverage rates for other key interventions are even lower.
More than two thirds of households still don’t have an ITN
Strengthening Health Services and Systems
IPT- intermittent preventative treatment
The emergence of resistance to Artemisinin is spreading in South East Asia.
This threatens to render the most important anti-malarial drugs ineffective.
The Malaria Business Plan will have two main objectives that frame the consultation :
The following questions further identify issues and areas where we would particularly welcome your inputs.
How can DFID best support health services and systems in high burden countries to improve and sustain coverage of effective malaria control interventions?Improving the quality and coverage of services
What innovative approaches should DFID focus on to increase impact and yield additional health outcomes? What are the priorities for operational research to support effective delivery?Integrated approaches
What are the key areas for us to work with private and other non-state actors to deliver more successful malaria prevention and treatment outcomes? (please prioritise a maximum of four areas)Public and private delivery models
What strategies and approaches should we focus on to ensure that we reach and have impact on the poorest and most vulnerable populations?Increasing access and building demand - impact in the poorest and most vulnerable populations
What issues and approaches should we particularly focus on to control malaria in fragile and conflict affected states and in humanitarian situations?Working in fragile and conflict affected states
What are the policy and programme priorities for DFID to help tackle drug and insecticide resistance in Asia and Africa? Who are the key partners we should work with?
What should DFID’s research priorities for (i) development of new cost effective tools and (ii) operational research?Tackling drug and insecticide resistance
In which countries should we focus our efforts to reduce malaria related death and illness? Please list your five priority countries and explain the reasons for your choiceWhere should we focus our efforts?
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