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.


According to the latest estimates, there were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2010 and an estimated 660, 000 deaths. An estimated 90% of all malaria deaths occur in Africa of which the majority are children under five (91%). In Africa a child dies every minute from malaria. Most malaria infections are caused by infection with Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax.  Malaria is still a leading killer of children below the age of five.


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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