Supplies and Logistics

Malaria

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© UNICEF Mozambique/2007/Pirozzi
To fight malaria, the Government of Mozambique and UNICEF are teaming up to distribute insecticide-treated nets to all pregnant women and children under five.


Approximately 3.2 billion people are at risk of malaria. In 2015, there were an estimated 214 million malaria cases and some 438 000 malaria deaths. In 2015, 97 countries and territories had ongoing malaria transmission. Between 2000 and 2015, malaria incidence (the rate of new cases) fell by 37% globally. In the same period, malaria death rates fell by 60% globally among all age groups, and by 65% among children under 5. Young children, pregnant women and non-immune travelers from malaria-free areas are particularly vulnerable to the disease when they become infected.

Most malaria infections are caused by infection with Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax.

UNICEF is an active partner in The Roll Back Malaria partnership which was launched in 1998 together with World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank, to mobilize global support and resources, and build effective partnerships to reduce the global malaria burden.

In order to harmonize their efforts on all issues critical to production, demand forecasting, marketing, regulatory systems, procurement, delivery, and associated monitoring and evaluation of commodities used in the fight against malaria. UNICEF, together with other RBM partners established the RBM Working Group on procurement and supply chain management (PSM WG).

One of UNICEF’s major contributions to the partnership is the sourcing and provision of malaria-related commodities, principally
insecticide treated nets and antimalarial medicines. As part of our global commitment to stemming the malaria pandemic UNICEF will pursue all options to expand access to Insecticide-treated mosquito nets and effective anti-malarials. UNICEF procurement is guided by relevant WHO Guidelines for the prevention and Treatment of Malaria and by the national guidelines in effect in the recipient country.

Through its procurement services, UNICEF provides much needed support to governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, International Financial Institutions, philanthropic organizations, universities and other partners in their efforts to provide commodities to fight Malaria as well as other diseases.

For more information on the malaria commodities available through UNICEF Supply Division, please visit the
UNICEF Supply Catalogue.

 

 


 

 

 

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