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Partner Networks for Malaria Control in Cambodia

The Cambodian National Malaria Control Programme is currently collaborating with the following partners listed in order of importance:

· Within the Ministry of Health:

Partner

Joint activity

Comment

1. Intestinal Helminth control programme

Malaria ACD and distribution of impregnated mosquito nets together with Mebendazol

500 mg (MDA) ( referred to as integrated outreach activity)

Reduces prevalence of clinically significant round worm hyper-infections (1999: target population of 500,000 )

2. Dengue control programme

Joint management of resources

(staff and vehicles)

Increases flexibility of either programme in emergency

3. Schistosomiasis control programme

Joint missions

Increased efficiency and security in schistosomiasis control

4. EPI programme

Measles vaccinations and distribution of Vitamin A

Will systematically join mosquito net distribution programme to minority groups

5. Leprosy programme

Screening for skin lesions

Will systematically join mosquito net distribution programme to minority groups

6. Health Systems Reform

Joint development of geographical information system

Further collaboration in improving diagnostics and treatment practices

7. Integrated Management of childhood illness

Integration of malaria and dengue fever in IMCI protocol

Collaboration in improving diagnostics and treatment practices

· Partnerships with other Government ministries:

Partner

Joint activity

Comment

1. Ministry of Defense
Royal Cambodian
Air Force

Malaria epidemic control in Khmer Rouge defector villages Medical evacuation flights of severe malaria patients,

Military helicopters are the only means of travel to remote areas during the rainy season malaria epidemics

2. Ministry of Defense
Army (RCAF)

Training for treatment of severe malaria in military hospitals

10 hospitals including field hospitals during recent fighting

3. Ministry of Education
(MoE)

Health curriculum for school children

Malaria, Dengue, Helminth and Schistosomiasis

4. Ministry of Finance
(MoF)

Joint accounting procedures for WHO/World Bank malaria project

Regular interaction with customs bureau for fast track imports of emergency supplies

5. Ministry of Defense
Royal (Camb.) Navy

Malaria control on Cambodia's islands

Mainly civilian target population

· Partners among other International Agencies:

Partner

Joint activity

Comment

1. World Bank
(CAM/CTD/012)

Social marketing of mosquito hammock nets

Involving direct transfer of funds from MoF to WHO

2. European
Commission

Technical collaboration and partner coordination

WHO Project ICP/CTD/012,

3. ECHO (EC-
Humanitarian office)

Malaria epidemic emergency relief

US$ 350,000 since 1997

4. UNHCR

Malaria prevention in returnees

Involving 70,000 population

5. WFP

Joint logistics in malaria epidemic emergency relief

Malaria outbreaks and famine coincide in Khmer Rouge areas

6. UNICEF

Malaria epidemic emergency relief

Donation of 20,000 bed nets

7. UNESCO

Health curriculum for school children

Malaria, Dengue, Helminth and Schistosomiasis

· Collaboration with Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs):

Partner

Joint activity

Comment

1. International
Federation of
the Red Cross
(IFRC)

Malaria emergency relief (Epidemics)

Donation of 11,400 nets and 6,400 litres of insecticide for 1999 activities

2. CESVI
(Italian NGO
funded by ECHO)

Malaria epidemic emergency relief

Distribution of 30,000 nest in Khmer Rouge (KR) defector areas in 1998

3. Partner for
Development
(PFD)

Integrated malaria/helminth control outreach activities

Total coverage of Kratie province by July 1999

4. Youth with a Mission (YWAM)

Integrated malaria/helminth control outreach activities

Total coverage of Stung Treng province by July 1999

5. Lutheran World
Service (LWS)

Malaria epidemic prevention in Kg. Speu province New health post

Epidemics control (MDA) interventions in 1997, Distribution of nets in 1998

6. Médecins du
Monde MDM

Integrated malaria/helminth control outreach activities

Collaboration in three new health posts 2/3 coverage of Mondulkiri province

7. Action contre la
faim (ACF)

Integrated malaria/helminth control outreach activities

Two/third coverage of Preah Vihear province by July 1999

8. Médecins sans
Frontières(MSF)

Clinical study on severe malaria

Artemether vs. Quinine in 1996/1997

9. World Concern

Integrated malaria/helminth control outreach activities

Contributing to coverage of Rattanakiri province

10. United Community
Of Cambodia (UCC)

Malaria epidemic prevention in Kampot province

Epidemic control (MDA) interventions in 1997, Distribution of nets in 1998

11. CIDSE
Cambodian NGO

Integrated malaria/helminth control outreach activities

Contributing to coverage of Rattanakiri province

12. Health Unlimited

 

Construction of health posts
Bed net distribution

Rattanakiri province

· Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) continued:

Partner

Joint activity

Comment

13. Catholic Relief
Service (CRS)

Malaria epidemic prevention in Battambang province

Provides own nets and insecticide

14. Care International

Integrated malaria/helminth control outreach activities

Contributing to coverage of Pursat province

15. Caritas

Construction of health posts integrated outreach activities

Siem Riep province

16. Swiss Red Cross

Severe malaria treatment

Takeo provincial hospital

17. Center of Hope
Hospital

Severe malaria treatment

Phnom Penh

18. Non Forest Timber
Products (NTFP)

Integrated outreach activities
Setting up of Health post

Contributing to coverage of Rattanakiri province

· Collaborations with foreign universities or other institutions for
professional training

Partner

Joint activity

Comment

1. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Post graduate training Consultants in collaboration with EC project

Two Msc degrees and 2 MPH since 1992

2. ACT Malaria

Various training courses

Active since 1997

3. Mahidol University

Post graduate training

1 MPH, various short courses

3. University of Munich

Collaboration in the social marketing of mosquito hammock nets

Provision of three international consultants through World Bank

4. TDR

Planned research capacity strengthening grant

Covering malaria, schist. and filariasis

5. Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine

Entomological research

Funded by the European Commission

· Malaria partnerships with neighbouring countries

Partner

Joint activity

Comment

1. Thailand

Malaria prevention among refugees

Currently 40,000 Cambodians are turning

2. Vietnam

Testing of mosquito net impregnations

Planned Collaboration on GIS

3. Laos

Joint meetings with above 3 countries within EC project

Collaboration on GIS

· Work relations with the media (Radio and TV reports not mentioned):

Partner

Joint activity

Comment

1. The Cambodia
Daily (Newspaper)

Fund-raising through weekly mosquito net drive

Over US$ 38,000 raised since August 1997 in Phnom Penh

 

 
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