ME&A Conducts Baseline Assessment of USAID/Uganda Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD)
ME&A, in collaboration with its subcontractor ICF Macro Inc. (ICF), is conducting a baseline assessment in Uganda to establish the current status of malaria management practices in communities, health facilities and district local governments prior to the implementation of USAID/Uganda’s Malaria Action Program (MAPD) activities. The baseline assessment will document the current status of malaria management practices in Uganda, and establish a baseline for tracking progress of MAPD activities and targets.
Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in Uganda, with half of hospital in-patient deaths for children under five attributed to malaria. New cases of malaria in Uganda represent 56% of the global malaria burden. While preventable, many people lack access to preventative medicine or treatment facilities. However, through USAID and other government programs, access to preventative methods, such as insecticide treated nets has greatly increased over the past five years. Ongoing programming in this area is required to fully eradicate the disease, and save thousands of lives.
The assessment conducted by ME&A and ICF team will provide USAID and the government of Uganda with accurate, current data to allow them to better target areas that are most in need of assistance. The team will utilize geographic information systems (GIS) mapping and analysis to map health facilities, burden of disease (i.e. incidence, prevalence and mortality), and key behavioral and service delivery indicators.
USAID/Uganda awarded ME&A this assessment under the Agency’s Policy, Planning and Learning – Learning, Evaluation and Research (PPL-LER) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract to provide evaluation, monitoring and assessment services for USAID missions and offices worldwide.
Since 2010, ME&A has conducted more than 70 evaluations and assessments in over 30 countries for USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the U.S. Department of State.