Uganda

Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Uganda. Accounting for 30 – 50 percent of outpatient visits and 15 – 20 percent of hospital admissions, malaria places a huge burden on the Ugandan health system. Recent PMI-supported activities include: IRS in high burden eastern and east central districts with persistently high malaria prevalence rates; ITN distribution via ANC/EPI clinics and school outlets as well as social marketing of nets at a subsidized price; training and supervision of health workers in integrated management of malaria including malaria in pregnancy; collection of surveillance data; management and monitoring of insecticide resistance; and behavior change communication activities that reach millions of Ugandans with key malaria messages.

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  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
  • CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS

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Malaria Operational Plans

The Malaria Operational Plans below are detailed 1-year implementation plans for PMI focus countries. Each plan reviews the current status of malaria control and prevention policies and interventions, identifies challenges and unmet needs to achieve PMI goals, and provides a description of planned PMI-funded activities. Each Malaria Operational Plan has been endorsed by the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator and reflects collaborative discussions with the national malaria control programs and partners in country. Changes to these plans are reflected in revised postings.

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FY 2018 Uganda Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.74 MB Download
FY 2017 Uganda Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.76 MB Download
FY 2017 Uganda Revised Funding TablePDF67.36 KB Download
FY 2016 Uganda Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.65 MB Download
FY 2016 Uganda Revised Funding TablePDF105.74 KB Download
FY 2015 Uganda Malaria Operational PlanPDF2.29 MB Download
FY 2015 Uganda Revised Funding TablePDF73.66 KB Download
FY 2014 Uganda Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.05 MB Download
FY 2014 Uganda Revised Funding TablePDF226.40 KB Download
FY 2013 Uganda Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.67 MB Download
FY 2013 Uganda Revised Funding TablePDF50.94 KB Download
FY 2012 Uganda Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.44 MB Download
FY 2012 Uganda Revised Funding TablePDF52.62 KB Download
FY 2011 Uganda Malaria Operational PlanPDF323.18 KB Download
FY 2011 Uganda Revised Funding TablePDF62.56 KB Download
FY 2010 Uganda Malaria Operational PlanPDF405.16 KB Download
FY 2010 Uganda Revised Funding TablePDF38.31 KB Download
FY 2009 Uganda Malaria Operational PlanPDF553.29 KB Download
FY 2009 Uganda Revised Funding TablePDF50.76 KB Download
FY 2008 Uganda Malaria Operational PlanPDF899.30 KB Download
FY 2008 Uganda Revised Funding TablePDF48.09 KB Download
FY 2007 Uganda Malaria Operational PlanPDF877.06 KB Download
FY 2006 Uganda Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.31 MB Download

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Stories from the Field

  • Bukinda village members receive training from Pharaoh on how to prevent malaria transmission in their homes.

    Community Health Workers Chase Out Malaria in Uganda

    Mar 2018
    A well-trained health workforce is essential to achieving PMI’s objectives and goal, which is why the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative supports the training, equipping, and supervising of community health workers like Kasyonga Pharaoh, a 29-year-old voluntary community health worker in Bukinda, Uganda.
  • Anthony Okello performing in Iyolwa sub-county, Tororo District

    Music for Malaria Prevention

    Aug 2017
    In Northern Uganda’s Amolatar District, four young adults are dancing and singing to change the way their community views indoor residual spraying (IRS) and, in turn, improving the overall health of their communities.
  • IRS Technician Stella Nakigoonya collects mosquitoes for a pyrethrum spray catch count. Photo: Laura McCarty

    Uganda’s Brain Gain in Entomology

    Aug 2017
    Evidence-based research and routine monitoring are essential to sound malaria control programming. Understanding the behavior of the mosquitoes that carry malaria requires precise data on the vector’s density, feeding time, location, and its resistance to insecticides.
  • Dr. Richard Nyeko, Chief of Pediatrics, has worked at Lacor Hospital in Uganda for more than a decade. Today IRS and other malaria interventions have reduced the facility’s malaria caseload by more than 90 percent. Credit: Melinda Ojermark, Abt Associates

    Using Indoor Residual Spraying to Win a Battle against Malaria in Northern Uganda

    Aug 2015
    In 2009, the Uganda Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) Project Phase II – began conducting IRS in the area. The project is funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • Uganda concluded a mass ITN campaign in 2014 with the distribution of more than 22 million ITNs.   Credit: Kim Burns Case, Stop Malaria Project

    Protecting Ugandans from Malaria: Universal ITN Coverage Campaign

    Aug 2015
     To protect the most vulnerable populations  from malaria-carrying mosquitoes,PMI and the Global Fund have supported the Uganda Government to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets through antenatal facilities.
  • Chart showing a decrease in the malaria burden in Uganda.

    Malaria Burden Decreases in Uganda

    May 2015
    Uganda is making great strides in reducing its malaria burden. According to preliminary results from the 2014–2015 Malaria Indicator Survey, the prevalence of parasitemia in children under five years of age has declined by 55 percent, from 42 percent in 2009 to 19 percent in 2014.
  • Melody Miles, President’s Malaria Initiative team at CDC

    Fresh Voices From the Field—Reaching for Zero Malaria Deaths: a Story From Uganda

    Apr 2013
    As a member of the President’s Malaria Initiative team at CDC, I support malaria efforts in Uganda, where 42% of children are infected with the malaria parasite.
  • Okello PE, Van Bortel W, Byaruhanga AM, et al. 2006. Variation in malaria transmission intensity in seven sites throughout Uganda. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 75:219-25

    IRS Demonstrates Malaria Reduction in Northern Uganda

    Apr 2012
    Since its launch in Uganda in 2006, PMI has supported implementation of a high quality IRS program in Northern Uganda’s 10 districts, an area of intense malaria transmission.
  • A volunteer helps a family hang their new long-lasting ITN. Source: Dan Albrecht/MEDA

    PMI Helps Protect All at Risk of Malaria

    Aug 2011
    Although the most effective and equitable way to reach universal coverage quickly is through mass distribution of free nets, these campaigns are extremely labor intensive, requiring months of planning and coordination with partners, ranging from the large multilateral organizations to local NGOs.
  • Schoolchildren dance during the celebration of the kickoff of the Global Fund LLIN campaign, on World Malaria Day 2010. Source USAID/Uganda

    Protecting Ugandans from Malaria with Long-Lasting Insecticide-Treated Nets

    Jul 2010
    In Uganda, malaria is the leading cause of illness and death.
  •  	Local members of Village Health teams served as spray operators in Northern Uganda. Source: Abt Associates Inc.

    IRS on Wheels

    Jul 2010
    Malaria is the leading threat to the health of Uganda's population and, according to the Ministry of Health, is responsible for approximately 40 percent of outpatient visits, 25 percent of inpatient visits, and nearly half of all deaths in children under five.
  • Steven taking his first dose of artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) at the hospital with a cup of water -- treatment for three days will completely eliminate the malaria parasites from his body. Source: Karie Atkinson/USAID

    Antimalarial Drugs Cure Ugandan Boy of Malaria

    Aug 2008

    Health workers in Uganda are getting on-the-job training in how to properly manage artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), considered among the most effective ways today to cure people who have been diagnosed with malaria.

  • Photo of Komakec an d his mother.

    PMI Gives Komakec's Family Hope

    Aug 2008
    At the beginning of March 2006, 15-month old Komakec Emanuel from Uganda got very sick. His mother Oroma Monica took him to the local health clinic near where they live in Ongako Internally Displaced Camp (IDP) in Gulu district in northern Uganda.
  • Atsa Namuy Omba, Ugandan mother of three. Source: Jimmy Nyambok/USAID

    Net Retreatment Reduces Malaria in Ugandan Family

    Oct 2006
    Atsa Namuy Omba, a mother of three, can now sleep at night knowing that her re-treated mosquito nets are protecting her children.

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Contracts & Agreements

Listed below are contracts, agreements and implementing partner reports for the PMI focus countries. Documents have been redacted by the awardee at USAID's request to remove any information the awardee considers proprietary.

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