Malaria Prevention and Control (Rounds 2, 4, and 6)
The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM) began its work in 2002, with funding made competitively available through “rounds” of multiple years. Over the course of these funding rounds, Partners for Development (PFD) has aimed to strengthen and scale up the most successful malaria control and prevention activities throughout five provinces of Cambodia: Kratie, Stung Treng, Koh Kong, Kampot and Mondulkiri.
Over the course of GFATM funding, PFD’s approach has been a community-based one: seeking to build the capacity of community level partners so that those partners can themselves sustainably undertake malaria prevention programs. Over the years, PFD program beneficiaries have included students and teachers receiving School Health Education and villagers and other community members receiving training through Information, Education and Communication (IEC) / Behavior Change Communication (BCC) programs.
The PfD strategy focused on decentralized, community-based, and health system strengthening approaches. The overall approach used is based on partnership and collaboration with the main stakeholders; institutional support for program management and disease surveillance at the provincial and operational district level; and the combination of implementation of proven interventions, pilot of new interventions, and survey/research at community level.