EnCompass will work with Abt Associates on the newly awarded USAID U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Prevention of Malaria through Vector Control (PMVC) contract. This project is a new, integrated five-year activity focused on increasing local investment and leadership, adapting to climate change and greener practices, and promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The PMVC team will work with country malaria programs to conduct indoor residual spraying campaigns to protect people from malaria-carrying mosquitoes in their homes and distribute insecticide-treated nets to keep people safe from mosquito bites at night—two proven, life-saving malaria prevention tools that have helped save millions of lives. Partnering with local research institutions, the project will conduct entomological monitoring of mosquito populations, their behavior, and their insecticide resistance and adapt as necessary to ensure the most effective malaria interventions are used. The project will also pilot and scale up new tools being developed to improve protection against malaria and tailor interventions to local contexts.
Through this contract, EnCompass will serve as the lead partner for capacity strengthening and gender, equity, and social inclusion (GESI) interventions. We will spearhead the effort to develop an overall capacity-strengthening approach and support PMVC local actors in developing national vector control capacity-strengthening action plans, activities, and materials. We will also create project-wide GESI integration guidelines.
Additional PMVC partners include PATH; Population Services International; BAO Systems; Dimagi Inc.; Health Information Systems Program Centre at University of Oslo and its affiliates in West and Central Africa and Uganda; Malaria Consortium; Tropical Health; and the University of California, San Francisco, Malaria Elimination Initiative.
We look forward to continuing this impactful collaboration with PMI staff, National Malaria Programs, and partners to support the elimination of malaria.
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