Country : Sierra Leone and Ghana
Malaria continues to be one of the most grave pubic health crises in Africa – the continent that accounts for over 90% of the malaria burden globally. In 2018, approximately 400,000 deaths and 200 million cases occurred in Africa. The most vulnerable populations continue to be hit the hardest, with 70% of deaths being under 5 year olds.
While significant progress has been made since 2000 – with the numbers of deaths falling by 50% – progress has stalled. The Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign is a Pan-African movement that aims to build the energy and commitment from all sectors of society necessary to achieve malaria elimination by 2030. The campaign was launched by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and the African Union at the 54th African Union Summit in July 2018 and was endorsed by all 55 Heads of State of the African Union. 17 countries have now launched their national campaigns across Africa.
In Sierra Leone and Ghana, the national Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaigns were officially launched on World Malaria Day 2019. Speak Up Africa has since been working closely with the National Malaria Control Programmes in each both countries on the implementation of this campaign.
The campaign aims to raise the profile of malaria elimination in Ghana and Sierra Leone, with the following specific objectives:
The project timeline for Speak Up Africa’s involvement in the implementation of the Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign in Ghana and Sierra Leone ends in March 2021, with the final activities being concluded in January and early February. Therefore, in January and February a thorough evaluation of the project will be conducted, providing qualitative and quantitative data to document the impact of the campaign.
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The evaluation will be conducted by a professional consultancy firm qualified in project evaluation and experienced in advocacy and communications on public health issues.
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