Children Without Worms, Zambia
Children Without Worms, Zambia – Grant Amended
The Children Without Worms
April 2009 grant was amended in April 2011. Funds remaining from the initial project in Zambia total to $136,442 and will be split between two initiatives: Health Education Component of Nicaragua's STH Control Program, and the Large-Scale Deworming Against Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Pre-School-Aged and School-Aged Children in Three Communities of Bolivia Pilot Project.
The Health Education Component of Nicaragua's STH Control Program
will run from June 1, 2011 –May 31, 2013, and will be funded in the amount of $113,642. This project aims to develop an integrated approach to combating Soil-Transmitted Helminths among school-age children by including a health education component in the National Health Campaign.
The Large-Scale Deworming Against Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Pre-School-Aged and School-Aged Children in Three Communities of Bolivia Pilot Project
will be funded in the amount of $22,800 between June 1, 2011-May 31, 2012. The Government of Bolivia intends to implement mass deworming of the pre-school and school-aged populations living in endemic area. The proposed project will build the capacity of the health sector and test the deworming strategy through the implementation of a pilot program in three communities
The overall goal of the Nicaraguan project is to develop an integrated approach to combating Soil-Transmitted Helminths among school-age children. Specifically, the project aims to provide training on hygiene measures for at least 80% of the population of school-age children by the second year of the project.
The overall goals of the pilot project in Boliva are to build capacities and establish operational procedures for the deworming strategy in the Bolivian Ministry of Health and Sports (MSyD), and to build local capacities in one community in each of the following states: Chuquisaca, Potosí, and La Paz.
Children Without Worms
has been awarded a two year grant in the amount of $188,000 to carry out Phase 2 of Soil Transmitted Helminth (STH) Infection Control Activities in Zambia
. During Phase 1 of the project (2007-2008), capacity to implement MDAs targeting school-aged children living in areas of high disease burden was increased. During Phase 2, the program will expand to treat 100% of the school-age population via MDAs with donated mebendazole. In addition, the program will leverage the donation of mebendazole to mobilize support from partnering organizations to implement water, sanitation, and hygiene education, (WASH) activities, monitor and evaluate STH treatment activities, and share lessons learned.
The goal of this project is to both expand the MDA to treat all school-age children in the country and to consolidate the results of Phase 1. With the groundwork completed during Phase 1, the focus of Phase 2 will be to expand treatment to cover all school-age children, consolidate these results and improve on building partnerships and monitoring & evaluation.
Boston Medical Center-Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance, Lesotho
Boston Medical Center
was awarded a two year grant in the amount of $134,000 to carry out the project, Strengthening Community Health Services in a Nurse-Driven System. This project aims to pilot a sustainable system for improving the quality of primary care in Lesotho’s districts through practical in-service training of Clinical Nurse-Nurse Clinician teams that will improve the delivery of hospital outpatient services, provide the necessary support systems to improve service delivery at the health centers, and enhance coordination between health centers and district hospitals. Clinical Nurses (CNs) will provide the majority of outpatient care at the hospital level while Nurse Clinicians (NCs) will provide training, supervision, and quality improvement support to several assigned health centers. By training CN-NC teams together with the ongoing training of Family Medicine specialists, district health services will be better integrated into a system that fosters coordinated, comprehensive, continuous patient-centered care. Preparation, training, and evaluation of this pilot project will be conducted over a period of two years after which BMC expects to be able to use their experience to implement this approach on a much larger scale.
The goal of this quality improvement program is to sustainably improve the quality of primary care in the Leribe and Berea districts of Lesotho through the training of Clinical Nurse-Nurse Clinician teams that will improve the delivery of hospital outpatient services, provide the necessary support systems to improve service delivery at the health centers, and enhance coordination between health centers and district hospitals.
has been awarded a two year grant in the amount of $94,000 for the project, Distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets to Vulnerable Populations in Northern Namibia. This project will target the hard to reach and vulnerable populations in the remote villages of northern Namibia. In collaboration with the National Malaria Control program, NetsforLife® will expand their current program in Oshakati and will begin programs in Oshanti and Odibo. They will distribute 10,000 Long Lasting Insecticide Nets which will be accompanied by training, education, and monitoring and evaluation. Overall the program will protect 30,000 vulnerable people in remote villages in Northern Namibia from malaria.
The overall goal of the project is to protect 30,000 people from malaria, and to instill a net culture by training and monitoring and evaluation.
Support for International Change, Tanzania
has been awarded a two year grant in the amount of $70, 074 to support The Northern Tanzania Rural HIV Access Project. This project targets three underserved rural districts in northern Tanzania in order to implement community-based programs for people with HIV. The project retrains existing community health workers to provide improved care at home, offering basic supplies for patients, and supporting a mobile care and treatment service. The project targets 175 community health workers and 1,000 people living with HIV.
The overall goal of the project is to improve support for people living with HIV in underserved communities of northern Tanzania.