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Africare began operations in Benin in 1992.
Since that time, Africare/Benin has invested approximately $111,000,000 through projects addressing…
• Family Planning
• HIV & AIDS
• Maternal and Child Health
• Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
• Women’s Empowerment
Success in Benin
Based on Africare’s high performance as the principal recipient for an earlier Round 3 grant and on the potential for the project to continue creating a measurable impact on malaria, the Global Fund declared Benin eligible for continuing funding through a Rolling Continuation Channel and chose Africare as the principal recipient. Africare/Benin manages sub-grantees including the National Malaria Control Program, promotes universal coverage of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLITNs), and assists in the improvement of case management of children under 5 and malaria prevention during pregnancy in 20 out of Benin’s 34 health zones.
Africare/Benin was featured in the documentary “Les Faucheurs de Palu” (“The Malaria Reapers”), highlighting best practices in rolling back malaria in Benin in 2009. Africare’s work has contributed to key behavior changes in malaria prevention. From 2001 to 2011:
• The percentage of households in target areas with at least one LLITN increased from 5% to 80%.
• The percentage of children under the age of 5 that slept under a LLITN the night before an assessment interview increased from 4% to 71% (project target was 50%).
• The percentage of pregnant women that slept under a LLITN the night before an assessment interview increase from 4% to 76% (project target was 50%).