Malaria Control Programme khyber Pakhtunkhwa
MALARIA CONTROL PROGRAMME KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA
- Malaria parasite is with us since dawn of time
- Originated in Africa with mankind
- Fossils of mosquito shows that the vector for malaria were present 30 million years ago
- Plasmodium gene brought to the new world by early trans pacific voyagers and is continued till date
There are 300-500 Million cases each year Up to 3 million deaths each year
Malaria kills a chi9ld every 40 seconds globally
With acute disease a child may die within 24 hours if not treated
- Malaria -5th killer in Pakistan
- Pakistan is one of the most Malarious Countries in South East Asia after Africa.
- Malaria Eradication Programme was launched in Pakistan in 1965 with help of USAID successfully.
- 1975 Malaria eradication strategy was changed to Malaria Control Programme.
- 1985 MCP was merged with Health Department
- 2003 RBM Strategy adopted in Pakistan as a signatory with Global Partners
MALARIA IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA
- Malaria is one of the major public health problems in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
- Kohat, Lakki, Bannu, Hangu and D.I.Khan in South West while Swat, Malakand, Shangla and Buner districts are at high risk in North East
- Due to Afghan Cross Border influx Malaria incidence has increased.
- Since the merger of MCP with DCH in 1985 the execution/implementation of programme came under the Districts Control.
- Under devolution of the malaria staff was declared dying cadre and the MCP directorate was abolished, which further deteriorated the malaria situation in province
MALARIA CONTROL PROGRAMME KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA PC-1
After 18th Amendment the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa received its shares of 90.000 Million from the Federal fund Rs. 8.025 Million were utilized till 30th June 2012 and for the remaining 81.975 Million. A new PC-1 was prepared and duly approved by the PDWP in April 2013. Due to procedural delays at finance division Islamabad the allocation for the 2012-13 of Rs. 16.510 Million have not been released till date. So no utilization could be made in the last FY 2012-13.
To prevent and control malaria Epidemics and to ensure early detection of epidemics/outbreaks at the objectives of the proposed. Three year project are to reorient and continue, the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) strategies to achieve its MDG targets by the year 2015, as following: -
- Reduction in malaria burden in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at least by 50%.
- To reduce mortality due to Malaria by 50%.
- Strengthening preventive, diagnostic and curative services of the health facilities in all the districts.
- To integrate program monitoring and surveillance system at the district and provincial level.
To prevent and control malaria Epidemics and to ensure early detection of epidemics/outbreaks at appropriate level.
- Seven high risk Districts have been supported by two SR’s Merlin (Lakki Marwat, BAnnu, Tank and D.I.Khan and ACD (Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera) in the following components.
- Malaria Diagnostic Centers-up gradation of existing and establishment of new centers.
- Provision of Anti-Malarial Medicines
- Lab: Chem9ical and reagents
- Microscopy trainings in target Districts
- PLYC is supporting the BCC component in District Charsadda and Nowshera.
- Malaria vacant posts in districts.
- Creation of new posts of Assistant Entomologist in the Districts.
- Conversion of the staff of roll back Malaria Programme to Malaria Control Programme.
- Release of the PSDP fund for the financial year 2013-14.
- Implementation of MIS in all the 25 districts.
- Promotion of LLINS and Selective Residual Insecticide Spray (SRIS-WHO Criteria)
- Capacity building arrangements with GFATM for training of Malaria staff on Malaria surveillance, M&E, Statistics and detection of Malaria out breaks on the non-covered Districts of the Province.
- Fill the vacant posts of Malaria Supervisors in the all districts.
- Strengthening the Public Private Partner Ship.
- Technical and Financial inputs from GFATM (Rround10) are expected in 04 more districts of KPK, (Nowshera, Charsadda, Tank and D.I.Khan).
- PUT the Programme on Regular Budget.
Provincial Coordinator RBM Khyber Pakhtunkhwamalaria