Malaria will be defeated. However, its elimination and eventual eradication will require developing multi-sector partnerships and responses, investing in health and information systems, and placing communities at the center of the design and scale-up of high impact interventions for vector control and delivery of malaria services. We work with stakeholders at all levels of governance to build their ability to design, plan, and implement evidence-driven malaria control activities. In this way, these groups can mobilize and use resources across sector and build responsive supply chain systems that maximize health and economic impact.
Rwanda Country Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project
Managing Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project Country Programs
Fostering Responsible Local Stewardship of Global Fund Grants
Supporting national committees that coordinate Global Fund grants reinforces local ownership and strengthens the effort to end the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria epidemics.
Cutting-edge Technologies in Global Health Supply Chains
To improve access to high-quality health products worldwide, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project employs cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices to make global health supply chains more efficient and reach more people.
Diagnosing and Treating Malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Malaria is an entirely treatable disease, yet it continues to take a devastating toll on communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
3 Questions with Grace Namaganda: Balancing Service Delivery for HIV/AIDS, Malaria during COVID-19
The fight to end HIV/AIDS is far from over, and millions worldwide rely on services or commodities that aren’t designed to work with social distancing rules. Grace Namaganda provides recommendations on how to use data for decision-making, protect community health workers, help HIV patients adhere to antiretroviral (ARV) regimes, and leverage partnerships from her experience…
3 Questions with Antonio Mussa: Cyclones, COVID-19, and Antimalarial Interventions
Devastating cyclones and global pandemics like COVID-19 can distract Mozambicans from addressing the pervasive problem of malaria, which is often seen as a part of daily life even though it is responsible for 29 percent of all deaths in the country. As COVID-19 spreads through Mozambique’s northern provinces, Antonio Mussa, chief of party of the Chemonics-led…
Joining the Global Effort to Prevent, Detect, and Treat Malaria
Over the last 20 years, global efforts have dramatically reduced the malaria burden thanks to innovative partnerships and sustained funding to scale-up effective interventions and use better data for decision-making. More countries are closer than ever to elimination. But there is still work to be done, especially as new public health threats such as…
We Have the Tools to Reach “Zero Malaria” in Pregnancy
Malaria is a silent killer and a health risk for many around the world. It causes about half a million deaths each year, with over 90 percent of those occurring in sub-Saharan Africa alone. As the third most common cause of death in women of reproductive age in Africa, malaria poses increased risk for pregnant…
No Passport Required: Mosquitoes Cross Borders Freely, Regional Partners Lessen Their Bite
Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals in the world, as Bill Gates notes in a 2014 blog post. While they are quite small and do not maul, poison, or drown people like many other animals, they carry diseases that can be deadly to humans. It is estimated that each year, mosquitoes are responsible for nearly one million…
News: GHSC-PSM’s Latest Report Shows Strong and Steady On-time Delivery Rates, Expansion of In-country Presence to 33 Field Offices
The USAID GHSC-PSM project recently published a report highlighting the project’s achievements in the third quarter of FY2018 (April 1 to June 30, 2018). GHSC-PSM remains committed to operating a global supply chain that is focused on a safe, reliable, and continuous supply of life-saving health commodities to those who need them most. On the…
Compounded Impacts of Climate Change: Emerging Health Risks to the World’s Most Vulnerable Populations
This post originally appeared on Climatelinks. The direct consequences of climate variability and change on the health of vulnerable populations are fairly well established, but there is emerging evidence that the indirect consequences are just as insidious, detrimental, and widespread. Which populations are the most vulnerable? Those who may be more susceptible to disease, have preexisting health conditions,…
From Research to Response: The Role of Climate Information in Anticipating and Responding to Disease Outbreaks in Mozambique
This post originally appeared on Climatelinks. Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every year (over 90 percent of these deaths occur in Africa) and diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old. Large investments in health have led to significant declines in both diseases; however, emerging evidence suggests that climate…
How Can We End Malaria? We May Already Have the Answer
Malaria, transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito, killed an estimated 438,000 people in 2015, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. While this is still an unacceptable situation for an entirely preventable disease, the 2015 mortality figure actually represents a 48 percent decrease over the past fifteen years. Much of this progress has been through tremendous scale-up of frontline…