MCD Global Health is part of a consortium, led by JSI, that was awarded the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) Malaria Reduction Activity, funded by USAID — MCD's first project in Uganda.
MCD is contributing its experience in diagnostics, case management, strengthening data use for decision making, enhancing integrated community case management, and mentoring private sector facilities, among others.
This activity aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria in Uganda with a focus on strengthening the capacity and ownership of malaria prevention at the community and household levels. Overall, this activity will contribute to a stronger health system and to the Uganda Ministry of Health’s goal of reducing malaria morbidity and mortality in Uganda by 50% and 75%, respectively, between 2020 and 2025.
Specifically, MCD will focus on health system strengthening and malaria diagnosis in the following ways:
- Engage and leverage the private sector for increased access to quality malaria services; and
- Strengthen technical capacity and ownership at district, health facility, and community levels for increased sustainability.
Other areas that will be focused on by others include:
- Strengthening the capacity of malaria prevention and ownership of health at the community and household levels while maintaining gains made at health facility level in focus districts;
- Supporting targeted private for-profit health facilities to improve malaria case management and reporting; and
- Improving technical, managerial, financial, and leadership capacity as well as accountability at different levels of the health care system.