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Uganda: Malaria Action Program for Districts Project

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Banyan Global is a subcontractor on the five-year United States Agency for International Development/President’s Malaria Initiative-funded Uganda Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD). Led by The Malaria Consortium, MAPD prevents and controls 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 addresses gender and youth issues related to the access to malaria treatment and prevention services and ensuring that gender and youth considerations are integrated across all program components. The project focuses on the integration of malaria services with maternal, newborn and child health, family planning/reproductive health, HIV and tuberculosis, and nutrition services. This includes developing a behavior change communication strategy to encourage critical thinking among men, women, boys, and girls around malaria prevention and treatment, and establishing girls’ and boys’ clubs to create safe spaces and opportunities for youth—particularly girls—to learn about malaria prevention and treatment behaviors and activities.

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