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Sudan Roll Back Malaria Consultative Mission: Essential Actions To Support The Attainment Of The Abuja Targets

Sudan Roll Back Malaria Consultative Mission: Essential Actions To Support The Attainment Of The Abuja Targets

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Title: Sudan Roll Back Malaria Consultative Mission: Essential Actions To Support The Attainment Of The Abuja Targets
Author: Malik, Elfatih; Atta, Hoda Youssef; Weis, Mamhoud; Lang, Alex; Puta, Chilunga; Lettenmaier, Cheryl; Bell, Alison
Abstract: The Roll Back Malaria Board, representing the global RBM partners, requested the RBM Partnership Secretariat to conduct a series of country consultative missions to determine what additional inputs Category 1 countries would require to support the attainment of the Abuja Targets. The purpose of the country consultative missions is to re-invigorate co-operation between the RBM partnership and countries to support progress towards the Abuja Targets. The country consultative mission to Sudan took place between 16th and 20th November 2003 and the mission team comprised Elfatih Mohd Malik (NMCP Manager), Mahmoud Weis (RBM focal person, WHO Sudan,) Hoda Youssef Atta (WHO EMRO) Alex Lang (RBM Partnership Secretariat), Chilunga Puta (Regional Centre for Quality Health Care, Kampala/EARN), Cheryl Lettenmaier (The Johns Hopkins University Health Communication Partnership/EARN and Alison Bell (Malaria Consortium East Africa/EARN). Sudan is a low income country that has suffered from continuous civil strife in the south, leading to frequent population displacement. Sudan also suffers from drought, desertification, and periodic major floods. The health infrastructure in Sudan is extremely fractured and underresourced. Implementation of RBM interventions is in its infancy in Sudan and further policy and strategy development is required, as are implementation plans and partnership mobilisation. Sudan is subject to a US trade embargo and has suffered from a lack of investment from bilateral and multilateral donors. The following key essential actions were identified during the country consultative mission: Partnership • Expand RBM Partnership at state and local level Case Management • Technical Assistance Committees and State level taskforces to revise antimalarial drug policy, treatment protocol and diagnostic needs for implementation • Review drug quantification, packing, procurement and distribution systems at all levels • Procurement of antimalarials (ACTs) and supplies • Review community access to anti-malarials and the links with public health care system. • Maintain drug efficacy monitoring at sentinel sites and share results with HANMAT ITN Coverage • Develop ITN policy, strategy and implementation plan • Procure long lasting insecticidal nets IPT coverage • Review and update situation analysis, develop MIP Policy • Train health staff to deliver IPT; sensitise communities to MIP and IPT • Procurement of SP Epidemics / M&E • Review and strengthen the epidemic surveillance system, including developing guidelines for 15 States and their sentinel sites. Communication and behaviour change • Integrate case management communication strategy into COMBI strategy It should be emphasised that the gaps, resource requirements and essential actions identified are additional and complementary to those currently planned and budgeted for within existing resources in the country, including Global Fund monies.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/20464
Date: 2016-04-17


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