Integrated Malaria Control Program in the Departments of Mono and Couffo Benin
Stand Out Results:
Project Scale Up
The successes in the Mono and Couffo departments have led to a nationwide expansion of this project. Africare received $31.5 million in funding to scale-up for the first three years (FY2009-2012) of a six-year grant.
Project: Integrated Malaria Control Program in the Departments on Mono and Couffo Benin
Budget: $2.14 Million
Funders: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
The Problem: In Benin, malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and morality. The most vulnerable population in Benin is pregnant women and children under the age of 5. Malaria accounts for almost half of all hospitalizations in general, and of all outpatient visits for children under 5.
Long-Term Goal of Project: Reduce malaria-related mortality and morbidity among pregnant women and children under 5 in the departments of Mono and Cuoffo.
- Increase the amount of pregnant women and children under 5 sleeping under insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITN).
- Increase the practice of giving anti-malarial treatments in the home within 24 hours of fever onset to children under 5.
- Increase amount of pregnant women taking antimalarial chemoprophylaxis.
Direct Beneficiaries: 352,000 individuals