Banyan Global


Malaria Action Program for Districts

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Banyan Global was a subcontractor on the five-year United States Agency for International Development/President’s Malaria Initiative-funded Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) in Uganda. Led by The Malaria Consortium, MAPD prevented and controlled malaria illnesses and deaths to minimize the social and economic effects of the disease among Uganda’s overall population. On the MAPD project, Banyan Global addressed gender and youth issues related to the access to malaria treatment and prevention services and ensured that gender and youth considerations were integrated across all program components. The project focused on the integration of malaria services with maternal, newborn and child health, family planning/reproductive health, tuberculosis, and nutrition services. This included: developing a behavior change communication strategy to encourage critical thinking among men, women, boys, and girls around malaria prevention and treatment; Vijana Leo (Youth Today), MAPD’s flagship community-based malaria youth activity that empowered Youth Champions to design their own activities in the fight against malaria; and gender- and youth-sensitive malaria in pregnancy (MIP) services, a pilot that increased antenatal-care attendance and MIP service uptake among pregnant women, including adolescents. Banyan Global provided capacity building trainings and gender and youth-sensitive community engagements to more than 2,500 participants by the completion of the project.