Center for Health Consultant and Community Development (CHD) and the Health Poverty Action (HPA) will implement project “MALARIA CONTROL FOR MOBILE AND MIGRANT POPULATIONS ALONG THE CAMBODIA-VIETNAM BORDER FOR PERIOD 2018 -2020″. This is part of the regional component of the Regional Initiative Against Malaria Against Artemisinin – RAI 2, 2018-2020 sponsored by the Global Fund.
• Build upon targeted outreach and services for hard-to-reach Mobile and Migrant Populations (MMPs) along border regions that are not comprehensively covered by national village based health systems;
• Work towards strengthening the evidence base for high-risk groups to inform targeting of interventions by utilizing the “malaria high risk population toolkit” developed by UCSF-MEI to obtain strategic information needed to effectively reach Mobile, Migrant, Ethnic and Vulnerable Populations (MMEVs) with interventions, track their effectiveness, and adapt them based upon changing population or transmission patterns.
• Interventions aim at expanding prevention and case management for hard-to-reach populations, including: the provision of training and supporting Mobile Outreach Teams (MOTs); providing periodical supervision to MOTs, and implementing culturally- sensitive BCC interventions.
• Strengthen cross-border communication, collaboration, information-sharing and the harmonization of approaches for reaching MMPs and case management issues relevant to both sides of the border, such as patient tracking, treatment and follow up.
Time: From 2018 to 2020.
The project will implement in four provinces, including Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Binh Phuoc.
• Center for Malariology Parasitology and Entomology of Gia Lai Province.
• Preventive Medicine Center of Dak Nong Province.
• Center for Disease Control of Binh Phuoc Province.
• Center for Malariology Parasitology and Entomology of Dak Lak Province.
Donor: The Global Fund through Health Poverty Action (HPA).