GFATM Supported Intensified Malaria Control Project-3 (IMCP-3)

Sleep under Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) every night. Remove all water collections in and around the house to eliminate mosquito breeding sites. Seek early diagnosis immediately from the nearest CHV/ASHA/Health Centre if you have signs or symptoms of malaria. If found positive for malaria after confirmed diagnosis, ensure complete treatment by taking all dosages of medicines given by CHV/ASHA/Health Centre.

Program Description

Malaria remains one of the public health problems in India. However, approximately 82% of the country’s population lives in transmission of malaria 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 northeastern (NE) states. As per NVBDCP’s 2012 Annual Report, 90% of malaria cases reported by 16 states namely Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka and 7 north-east states. 90% of Pf cases are reported by 8 states namely Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Maharashtra. 90% of deaths are reported by 8 states: Odisha, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram. Overall, the malaria cases have consistently declined from 2.08 million in 2001 to 0.88 million in 2013. In 2014, provisional data indicated an increase to 0.97 million due to focal outbreaks in northeastern region. Similarly, Pf cases have declined from 1.04 million to 0.46 million cases during the same period and an increase to 0.63 million noted in 2014. This indicates overall declining endemicity of malaria in the country till 2013, however an increase in 2014 shows that malaria is characterized by local and focal occurrences and achievements in malaria mortality and morbidity are very fragile.

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.

GOALS, STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES

GOAL

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.

OBEJCTIVES

  • 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, 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.

MODULES / INTERVENTIONS:

  1. Vector Control
    Intervention: Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) – Mass campaign
  2. Case management
    Interventions: Diagnosis & treatment, IEC/BCC, Private sector case management
  3. Health Information Systems and M&E
    Interventions: Routine reporting; Analysis, review and transparency; Surveys; Other
  4. Health and community workforce
    Intervention: Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) – Mass campaign
  5. Program management; Coordination and partnership building
    Interventions: Policy, planning, coordination and management; Grant management

STRATEGIES

  • Prevention:
  • Early diagnosis and complete treatment:
  • Behavior Change Communication (BCC):
  • Monitoring & Evaluation:
  • Coordination and partnership development:
  • Capacity Building:

PLANNED ACTIVITIES

  • Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) – Mass campaign
  • Diagnosis & treatment
  • IEC/BCC
  • Private sector case management
  • Routine reporting
  • Analysis, review and transparency
  • Surveys
  • Health and community workers capacity building
  • Scaling up health and community workers
  • Planning, coordination, management
  • Grant management

TARGET GROUP / BENEFICIARIES

The focus under the NFM period would continue in 7 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 119 districts (89 districts northeast 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. The consortium comprises the following entities:

  1. Caritas India (PR)
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
    • Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA)
    • Seva Kendra
    • Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI)
  3. Assam
    • Jirsong Asong
    • Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI)
  4. Manipur
    • Diocesan Social Service Society, Imphal (DSSS Imphal)
  5. Meghalaya
    • Bakdil
    • North East India Committee on Relief and Development (NEICORD)
    • Jaintia Hills Development Society (JHDS)
    • Nongstoin Social Service Society (NSSS)
  6. Mizoram
    • Zoram Entu Pawl (ZEP)
    • Center for Peace and Development (CPD)
  7. Nagaland
    • Development Association of Nagaland (DAN)
  8. Tripura
    • Jan Unnayan Samiti Tripura (JUST)
    • Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI)
  9. Odisha
    • LEPRA Society
    • Sambalpur Social Service Society (SSSS)

Events

  • LLIN distribution
  • Induction training of PMUs in Odisha.
  • PR, OSDV review.

Geographical Coverage

States -8

Districts -46

Villages -7718

Population -9 million (approx.)

    7 NE States

  • Venus

Implementing Partners