Malaria remains one of the public health problems in India. Though approximately 82% of the country’s population lives in malaria transmission risk areas, 80% of malaria occurs among 20% of the people classified as “high risk.” These high-risk populations are found in some 200 districts of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, West Bengal and 7 North Eastern (NE) states.
The Global Fund-supported “Intensified Malaria Control Project-II” (IMCP-II) initiated in 2010 covered the 7 north-eastern highly malaria endemic states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura. The National Vector Borne Disease Control Program (NVBDCP) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW), Government of India leads the national response. Under the Global Fund New Funding Model, NVBDCP will continue to be supported by its Civil Society partner, Caritas India which is a Faith-Based Organization leading a civil society consortium complementing NVBDCP’s efforts at community level. The coverage includes the 7 North-Eastern states and Odisha state.
To reduce malaria related mortality by at least 50% and morbidity by at least 50% in project areas (08 states) by 2017 as compared to 2012.
- To achieve near universal coverage (80%) by 2017 by effective preventive intervention (LLIN) for population living in high risk project areas (API>1).
- To achieve near universal coverage (80%) of fever cases by correct, affordable and appropriate parasitological diagnosis; and prompt, effective treatment according to the national drug policy in project areas by 2017.
- To achieve 100% coverage in project areas by appropriate BCC activities to improve knowledge, awareness and responsive behaviour regarding effective preventive and curative malaria control interventions by 2017.
- To strengthen surveillance and M&E, program planning and management, and coordination and partnership development to improve service delivery in project areas by 2017.
- To strengthen health systems, community systems through capacity building (training) to improve service delivery in project areas by 2017. read more...
TARGET GROUP / BENEFICIARIES
The focus under the NFM period would continue in seven north-east states as well as Odisha due to their high burden, problems of accessibility, ethnic diversity, and socio-political challenges. Together, they have a population of approx. 90 million people in 125 districts (95 districts in 7 North East states and 30 districts in Odisha). The target group/beneficiaries include marginalized groups, tribal population, and women and children and other key population like Jhum cultivators (shifting cultivators); forest workers; migrant and mobile populations (especially in border areas).
Caritas India consortium is reaching out to 7718 villages in 46 districts in seven North Eastern States & Odisha, covering approximately 9 million population.