Zambia

 

Although there are signs of improvement, malaria continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Zambia and the entire Zambian population is at risk of malaria. Currently, the Zambian national malaria control program aims to provide vector control to 100 percent of households and persons at risk in targeted areas by 2016. With support from PMI, the goal is to achieve and sustain universal ITN coverage in conjunction with a focused, data-driven approach to IRS. Other recent PMI-supported activities include: training of clinical care teams in providing IPTp supervision; procurement and distribution of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria case management and training in their use; and support of the country’s behavior change communication strategy.