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Malaria Control Program, Directorate of Malaria Control, Pakistan


 

Malaria Control activities are on ground since the formulation of Health Services provision fundamentals outlined in Bohr’s commission in the Sub-continent; and in Pakistan these are functional since 1950s through succession of different approaches. The most ambitious program was the Malaria Education Campaign, spearheaded by USAID since 1961. Then the global approaches was changed due to health priorities and draw backs encountered with wide spread drug and insecticide resistance. Then as a strategy WHO initiated global malaria control program aiming to reducing the malaria burden to manageable levels. Pakistan program was also directed toward control approaches through the decentralization process and other funding difficulties during post this era did not allows successful transformation of the operations.
Malaria personnel cadres were amalgamated and Malaria Control program was made a Provincial transferred subject, leveling an apical set up at the Federal level, for the purpose of policy formulation and maintaining coordination. Further the implementation responsibilities were transferred to respective district government in line with the devolution plans. In 1977 Malaria control activities were integrated with the Communicable Disease Control Selection the Provinces.
Owing the two major failures in the endemic countries control programs, in 1998, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) initiative was coordinated and started by WHO, UNICEF, UNDP and the World Bank. Pakistan being the signatory to the effect, started RBM implementation in the phased manner by earmarking 273 million from PSDP allocations for 5 years since FY 2001-02, supplemented by the provincial PC-1 allocations while 658 million have been approved for the next 5 years 2007-2012 to support provincial programs.

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Objective

Goal: To improve the health status of the Pakistani population by effectively controlling malaria through implementation of Global RBM strategies.
Overall Objective: To achieve the overall 50 % reduction in malaria related morbidity and to keep the proportion of falciparum malaria cases at <40% of all malaria cases by year 2014.
 Specific Objective (18th constitutional amendment)
1. To act as Principal Recipient for all GFATM supported health initiatives.
2. Preparation of proposal and liaising with international agencies for securing support for such partner agencies.
3. Providing technical and material resources to provinces for successful implementation of disease control strategies, and diseases surveillance.

Contact Us

Directorate of Malaria Control, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination

First Floor, NACP Building, Directorate of Malaria Control  NIH, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Tel: +92 51 9255773,

Fax: +92 51 925572.