Malaria

IACIB has been implementing project Malaria control in Bangladesh since May’2007 coordinated by BRAC which is a long term development partner of IACIB. The Project has been premeditated to be implemented through the participatory approach in the remote and isolated areas of Bangladesh. IACIB has been implemented 02 districts: Kurigram and Chittagong of Bangladesh.

Goal: Reduce burden of malaria in 13 high endemic districts: 60% from baseline year 2008 by 2015.

Objectives:

  • To expand use of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN), 2 nets per house hold, to achieve 100 % coverage in 3 high malaria endemic CHT districts and 80% coverage (LLIN/ITN) in remaining 10 districts.
  • To expand and improve quality diagnosis and treatment to 90% of malaria cases at early stage.
  • To further strengthen program management capacity, coordination and partnership in malaria control.

Working Location:

Selected Districts Selected Upazila # of  Unions House hold Covered PopulationCovered

Chittagong

Anowara

 

05

16615

84516

Kurigram

 

Rajibpur

03

17261

79163

Rowmari

05

46871

196417

Total

13

80,747

3,60,096

 

malaria_1Distribution of LLIN among the extreme poor of Anowara, Chittagong

Under Malaria Control program following activities are implemented:

  • 3 Upazilla project offices with warehouses and Laboratories for Malaria Parasite Examination were established in 3 Upazilas.
  • Long Lasting Insecticide Net (LLIN) distribution.
  • Treatment of existing net with insecticide.
  • Advocacy workshop with Local Formal and informal leaders.
  • BCC meeting with union and village level leaders.
  • Organize folk song and popular theater for raising awareness among the general people regarding prevention and control of Malaria.
  • Village Doctors Orientation.
  • Observation of World Malaria Day.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria:

1)Community based diagnosis and treatment of Malaria.
2) Diagnosis of malaria by RDT & BSE
3) Referring severe malaria cases to Upazila Health Complexes for better treatment.

Malaria activity with BRCS:

IACIB has a MOU with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BRCS) to work on malaria control at Dewangonj upazila under Jamalpur district, where there is no Government program. Accordingly IACIB has been working at Jamalpur with BRC