CABDA in partnership with AMREF Health Africa /Global Fund Malaria Round 10 and the Ministry of Health is working with Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) to test and treat Malaria at household level since 2012. Having adopted Government Community Health Strategy (CHS) in dealing with Health, the project focuses on improving Health Services in Community at Level 1.

With funds from AMREF/Global Fund Malaria, CABDA has worked closely with the Ministry of Health in establishing New Community Units(Cus), Training of Community Health Extension Workers CHEWs), training of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) and Community Health Committee (CHC) members on Community Strategy (CHS) and Community Case Management of Malaria (CCMM) in 10 out of the 12 Sub Counties of Kakamega County and Parts of Nyanza Region.

The organization currently supports a total of 106 CUs with 1,060 CHVs attached to Government Health Facilities.

GOAL AND OBJECTIVES OF
MALARIA PROJECT

GOAL:

To contribute to the 2017 national goal of reducing the morbidity and mortality attributable to malaria in the various epidemiological zones by two thirds of the 2007/2008 level.

|Project Object ives:

•National Objective 3: To increase knowledge and practices on key malaria prevention and treatment intervention for LLIN use and care seeking behavior among people in endemic, epidemic prone and seasonal transmission areas to at least 80% by 2016.

•National Objective 6: To strengthen community systems by increasing the number of established CUs from 37% to 80% of the required 711 CUs in western and Nyanza province.

PROJECT CURRE NT ACTIVITIES

Community Case Management of Malaria in the Households through trained CHVs.

Pay CHVs of monthly performance based stipend Support Sub County Health Management Team (SCHMTs) to contact CUs and Health facilities supervision.

Support Quarterly Link facility support supervision.

Support day to day operations of CUs.

Support Cus to initiate income generating activities/Projects (IGAs ) for sustainability.

CUs support supervision and strengthening data management.

A trained CHV Tests a Child suspected of Malaria in Community

ACHIEVEMENTS

Formed 43 New Community Units in the County.

Supported cumulatively 1,060 CHVs with monthly performance based stipend. Trained 990 CHVs on Community Case management of Malaria.

Trained 430 CHVs on Community Health Strategy.

Trained 507 CHC members on community Health strategy.

Distributed 35 chalkboards, 188 bicycles and 430 complete CHVs kits to CHVs from new Cus.

Supported a total of 61 integrated Link facility Out Reaches.

Supported 61 Community Health Committee (CHC) planning Meetings. Supported 46 Divisional and Jointly Health Days.

Supported 350 CHVs and 35 CHEWs to go for Exchange visit.

Managed over 15,000 positive cases of uncomplicated Malaria at household level through the trained CHVs.

through the trained CHVs.

Supported County stakeholders forums and World Malaria Day commemorations. Supported photocopying of reporting tools for the CUs(MOH100, 513,514,515 and 516) and Revised community Case Management of Malaria participants manuals (630 copies).

CHVs supported by CABDA have been able to purchase 700 Cows from Monthly stipends (For sustainability).