Accelerating the Reduction of Malaria Morbidity and Mortality Program (ARM3) in Benin

This PPP of the USAID and Medical Care Development International (MCDI) seeks to achieve approved malaria targets of USAID and the government of Benin by implementing malaria prevention interventions, improving malaria diagnostics and treatment protocols and strengthening the national health system's capacity to deliver and manage quality malaria treatment and control interventions.

Accelerating Reductions in Malaria

In October 2011, MCDI signed a 5 year US$ 30 million cooperative agreement with USAID to increase nationwide coverage and use of key life-saving malaria interventions in support of the Benin National Malaria Strategy. The program will complement the existing USAID/Benin Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program and other donor-supported malaria programs.

The MCDI consortium (consisting of sub-partners Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs (CCP), Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and Africare) has developed a comprehensive approach to combine mass media, advocacy, community mobilization, interpersonal communication, counseling and capacity building to scale-up malaria prevention and increase demand for services. The Consortium has created innovative partnerships with the Beninese private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and includes the active participation of community organizations. MCDI has identified four local umbrella membership organizations that are instrumental in health care provision in Benin and cover (respectively): private companies, many with health clinics, non-governmental organizations (religious or other) that provide health services and manage hospitals and clinics throughout the country; and other NGOs working at the community level. MCDI and its partners work with the NMCP to strengthen technical, management, leadership and supervisory capacity at the National, Departmental and Health Zone levels to support improvements in technical oversight, establish clear goals for the provision of quality treatment and establish accountability at health facilities.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Africare

    Advocacy NGO, Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    Africare is one of the most experienced and largest African-American led non-profit international development organizations, and they are leaders in development assistance to...

  • Johns Hopkins University - Center for Communication Programs

    United States | Staff size: 251-500

    The Center for Communication Programs (CCP) uses communication to save lives, improve health, and enhance well-being. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health — the oldest and...

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) works shoulder-to-shoulder with countries and communities to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by...

  • Medical Care Development International (MCDI)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    The international division of Medical Care Development, MCDI was founded in 1977 with the belief that MCD's successful approach to health systems development in the rural United States could be...

Key Information

LocationWest Africa
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2016
  • Sectors