Malaria Prevention in Underserved Communities

Supporting people living with HIV

Stopping malaria transmission and malaria-related deaths is widely recognized as an achievable goal, with remarkable progress since 2008, but achieving that goal requires comprehensive, integrated programming. Zidan Benevolence International engages in a wide range of malaria prevention and control activities.

We work with all levels of government and with other civil society organizations to promote, distribute, and hang up long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets. To foster sustained use of malaria interventions, we carry out multifaceted social mobilization campaigns.

In facilities, we ensure that providers have the skills, Medicines, and equipment for intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy, improved diagnosis through rapid tests and high-quality microscopy, and strengthened case management using artemisinin combination therapy.

Supportive supervision of providers within Buikwe Health center and community levels reinforces these skills.

At the district level, we improve the quality and use of malaria data and enhance procurement and logistics to ensure a reliable supply of high-quality drugs and diagnostics.

Our activities are based on rigorous operational research to identify the best models for reducing malaria transmission in the local context and entomological research to guide policy and programming decisions to reduce insecticide resistance and improve vector control. Our work aligned with global efforts—is having measurable effects.

Vulnerable Children and Families Zidan Benevolence International works with national, provincial and district governments to develop and pilot community-level standards of care for vulnerable children at the point of service delivery. The standards cover services in education, health, food security, strengthening, , and psychosocial support.

By piloting and implementing these standards in Buikwe District as Zidan Community Based Organization has contributed to improved coordination of services for this target population. Support for the most vulnerable cuts across all of our approaches.

Through programs, we are engaging communities to create active solutions to health care needs through social and behavior change communication and links to local government structures. In the African Sahel we are integrating issues such as gender to enhance the social and economic potential of women and youth by improving their health and nutrition.