Ensure 81% coverage of long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in Vanuatu is a three-year (2018-2020) US$1.56 million programme supported by Global Fund and implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Vanuatu Malaria Control Programme.
In Vanuatu, malaria has historically been one of the leading causes of ill health. The country is a disparate rural archipelago consisting of 83 islands across six provinces. Sustained efforts by the Ministry of Health’s National Malaria Programme over the past several years, in cooperation with the World Health Organisation, UNDP and other partners, have seen significant reduction in malaria prevalence.
As a result of the efforts, malaria-related deaths have nearly been completely eliminated and the annual parasite incidence (API) fell from 74 per 1,000 in the year 2003 to nine per 1,000 in the year 2013. However, unexpected increases in national API rates from 1.6 in the year 2015 to 6.8 in the year 2016, mainly as a result of increases in the high burden provinces of Malampa and Samna, have threatened the ability to achieve national goals of eliminating malaria by 2025.
What we do
The programme seeks to maintain an 81% coverage of LLINs in the population and ensure:
- Each household has at least one LLIN.
- All children under five years old sleep under LLINs.
- All pregnant women sleep under LLINs.
- By the end of 2018, the annual parasite incidence rate is reduced to leass than 2.5 per 1,000 nationally, the annual parasite incidence rate is reduced to less than 1 per 1,000 in one additional province (Torba) and zero confirmed deaths from malaria is maintained.
- By the end of 2020, the annual parasite incidence rate is reduced to less than 1 per 1,000 nationally and zero confirmed deaths from malaria is maintained.
This will be accomplished by:
- Increasing malaria prevention through LLIN distribution.
- Innovative community mobilization and education.
- Building the capacity of the Vanuatu Ministry of Health to prepare them to take over the Principal Recipient role for the next funding cycle.
- Strengthening monitoring and evaluation system and its link to malaria control.
Perfomance indicators for 2018 - 2020
|VC-1 (M): Number of LLINs distributed to at-risk populations through mass campaigns
|M&E-2: Proportion of facility reports received over the reports expected during the reporting period