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.
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.
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…