Country in Focus - Benin

Benin has shown significant improvements in several key malaria indicators, such as ownership of long-lasting insecticide treated nets and usage and uptake of antimalarials during pregnancy. Large-scale implementation of artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) and intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women (IPTp) began in Benin in 2007 and has progressed rapidly with support from PMI and partners. The country’s long-term vision is to reduce the burden of malaria in order to improve national socio-economic development.