Control and Prevention of Malaria project (CAP-Malaria), PMI/USAID funded project

The USAID Control and Prevention of Malaria Project (CAP-Malaria) strives for systematic control of malaria in affected border regions of Thailand, Cambodia, and Burma, aiming to contain the spread of multi-drug resistant P. falciparum malaria in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).

Control and Prevention of Malaria project (CAP-Malaria), PMI/USAID funded project

The USAID Control and Prevention of Malaria Project (CAP-Malaria) is part of the President’s Malaria Initiative to rapidly scale up malaria prevention and treatment interventions and reduce malaria-related mortality. Awarded to University Research Co. LLC (URC) and its partners, Save the Children and Kenan Institute Asia, in October 2011, CAP-Malaria strives for systematic control of malaria in affected border regions of Thailand, Cambodia, and Burma, aiming to contain the spread of multi-drug resistant P. falciparum malaria in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

It works with USAID missions, governments, nongovernmental organizations, local communities and partner agencies to implement innovative strategies to improve access to preventive and curative services, increase the availability and use of strategic malaria control information, and strengthen the capacity of malaria control partners.

The project has a strong focus on geographically focused cross-border areas, where there is already strong evidence of artemisinin resistance. Particularly at risk are temporary residents in these areas, such as mobile and migrant workers at farms and plantations, and in infrastructure and development projects. These populations are reached best through community-level interventions such as outreach and services by village malaria workers and mobile teams, partnerships with local employers (such as farmers and plantation owners), and strong referral linkages with health facilities equipped for microscopy and capable of treating severe cases.

A second key strategy for CAP-Malaria is to engage new partners in the private sector and civil society. These partners are key to the project’s health systems strengthening approach which promotes coordination between different service delivery providers and builds capacity at each level. CAP-Malaria works with partners to engage the formal and informal private practitioners to comply with the national treatment guidelines. In addition, the project is forming linkages with the private sector employers and civil society partners to maximize reach to target populations.

Partners

  • 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...

  • University Research Co., LLC (URC)

    Service Providers, Development Consulting, Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With our non-profit affiliate, the...

  • Save the Children International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. They work in 120 countries. They save children’s lives; they fight for their rights; they help them...

  • Kenan Institute Asia

    Implementing NGO
    Thailand | Staff size: 51-100

    Kenan Institute Asia believes in a world where everyone has the right to build a better life for themselves, their family and their community. Every day, we are working in Thailand and the...

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Key Information

LocationEast Asia and Pacific, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2015
  • Sectors