USAID Launches Impact Malaria Project in Sierra Leone

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Professor Alpha T. Wurie and U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Marie E. Brewer at the launch of the Impact Malaria project in Bo.

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, the Minister of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone, Professor Alpha T. Wurie along with U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Marie E. Brewer participated in the official signing ceremony and public hand over of the USAID funded Impact Malaria project. The event took place in Bo District, in the southern province of Sierra Leone, in the presence of high-ranking Sierra Leonean health officials and community and traditional authorities.


PMI Impact Malaria project seeks to strengthen malaria services delivered in health facilities and community settings. Specifically, the scope of this project includes technical assistance and implementation support for malaria case management (the primary focus), malaria in pregnancy services (i.e., IPTp and case management of pregnant women), and other malaria drug-based interventions appropriate for the given epidemiological setting. The scope also includes technical and implementation support for strengthening facility- and community-level case reporting and addressing provider behaviors. In Sierra Leone Impact Malaria is currently working in four districts including Bo, Koinadugu, Port Loko and Pujehun.