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Supporting Community Responses to Malaria

Supporting Community Responses to Malaria

STOP MALARIA NOW! developed a new Training Manual to strengthen capacities of Community Based Organizations in application processes of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Malaria is a preventable and treatable infectious disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes and kills more than one million people each year, most of them in Sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria is the leading cause of death for children under five. Malaria is a global emergency that affects half of the world’s population and perpetuates a vicious cycle of poverty in the developing world.

Scaling up malaria control interventions to prevent and treat malaria is key for Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in particular, since access to health facilities and awareness among community members is still quite low in rural areas. This requires increased capacities and funding for CBOs, enabling them to submit competitive proposals and ensures satisfactory implementation of their projects.

The Global Fund provides around 60% of international funding for malaria. It regards Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) as core partners for the successful implementation of its grants. For this reason, the Global Fund stipulates that at least 40% of all financial resources allocated in a particular country should go to CSOs, including CBOs and Faith Based Organizations. Sadly enough, at least in Kenya, there appear to be various impediments and bottlenecks in the way of CBO participation in Global Fund funded programs.

Recognizing these bottlenecks, as well as the comparative advantages that CBOs have in ensuring universal coverage of malaria control interventions, STOP MALARIA NOW! developed a Training Manual to strengthen capacities of CBOs in application processes of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

This training manual is designed to improve knowledge and capacities of CBOs in terms of Global Fund application and grant management mechanisms, thereby ensuring that international support reaches the people most in need. In particular, this manual aims to improve knowledge and skills of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in application processes of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The contents are based on results of the needs assessment ‘Capacity Needs of CBOs in Kenya in Terms of Application Processes of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)‘, conducted in June and July 2009.

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