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MEET GENEVIÈVE

“I used to stay up all night chasing away mosquitoes,” says Geneviève Ndagijimana, a 34-year-old mother from Burundi. “But it seemed like whatever I did, my children and I would get sick.”

Geneviève and her husband live in the suburbs of Bujumbura with their four children and two nephews. As far back as they can remember, they’ve lived in fear of getting malaria. They’ve lost many family members to the disease. “For many years, I suffered from countless cases of malaria, and I lost two children and my brother to the illness. That was a horrible period in my life.”

When she was pregnant with her fifth child, Geneviève was sure she would lose that baby, too. So, she went to a nearby health center to see if they could help.

OVERVIEW

The Greater Mekong Subregion Elimination of Malaria through Surveillance (GEMS+) project supports national malaria programs (NMPs) in Lao PDR to integrate the private sector into national malaria elimination strategies, surveillance systems, planning, and management structures. <br>It is anticipated that at the end of GEMS+, NMPs will be equipped to manage a refined network of private providers who have been trained and supervised to provide quality malaria case management and report malaria cases into the national surveillance systems.

VISION

In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) 40-78% of the population first seek health care in the private sector. To achieve malaria elimination, we need sustained private sector engagement. GEMS+ represents an ambitious 3-year investment with the primary objective of transitioning private sector malaria programs to government oversight by 2022.

MISSION

To transition PSI network (PPM) to government ownership by 2022, GEMS+ will work with national malaria programs (NMPs) to refine the number of private providers. This will be accomplished by working with NMPs using epidemiological data reflected national malaria stratification and health-seeking behavior data to identify areas where it is rational for private providers to operate. Furthermore, PSI will work with NMPs to adapt private sector support models to a level that is feasible for NMPs, while maintaining the quality of care provided.

TARGET

429 private providers in our Public-Private Mix (PPM) network will be transitioned under government oversight and management by the end of the year 2022.

HOW WE
WORK

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CONSUMER
LED

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MARKET
DEVELOPMENT

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PROGRAM
DESIGN

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CONSUMER
LED

THE FOUR PILLARS OF OUR WORK IN
WOMEN'S HEALTH PROJECT

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PUT MORE CARE AND CONTROL IN CONSUMER’S  HAND

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PUT MORE CARE AND CONTROL IN CONSUMER’S  HAND

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PUT MORE CARE AND CONTROL IN CONSUMER’S  HAND

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PUT MORE CARE AND CONTROL IN CONSUMER’S  HAND

Our
Impact

Here are some milestones we've achieved in the fight against malaria:

312 PPMs from 35 districts

gathered to participate in a refresher training, and an additional 117 PPMs (32 PPMs in the south and 85 PPMs in the north) received on-site training.

85 PPMs

in the north and 7 PPMs in select districts in the south transitioned under government management.

128 PPMs are registered

and reporting positive cases via the Facebook Messenger Chatbot.

PSI received Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) approval letters from 10 provinces in our GEMS+ target areas of implementation.

In 2020, the PPM outlets scored 99.7% on the Routine Data Quality Assessment (RDQA) for private malaria providers, which is an increase from 99% in 2018-2019.

From 2018-2020, PSI supported PPM testing of 180,455 suspected malaria cases and provided treatment to 2,198 positive cases

OUR SOLUTIONS

We support national governments to implement the most efficient vector control strategy for their population to reach universal preventative coverage against malaria. We primarily support vector control activities related to increasing efficient coverage and proper use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). We use data and research to routinely analyze and improve our delivery of ITN interventions.

We support national governments to implement the most efficient vector control strategy for their population to reach universal preventative coverage against malaria. We primarily support vector control activities related to increasing efficient coverage and proper use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). We use data and research to routinely analyze and improve our delivery of ITN interventions.

FEATURED PROJECTS

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DONOR: GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIAM

SCALING UP FOR UNIVERSAL COVERAGE AND IMPACT

DONOR: GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIAM

OUR
EXPERTS

SAYSANA
PHANALASY

RESEARCH M&E
& WHP PROJECT DIRECTOR

PSI LAOS

Chanhvilayphone
Vixaysomboun

WOMEN'S HEALTH
PROJECT COORDINATOR

PSI LAOS

PHETDALINH
PHAMISITH

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
SUPERVISOR

PSI LAOS

DALAVIENG
SOMSY

MEDICAL OUTREACH
OFFICER

PSI LAOS

PEEYANOUT
THAMMAVONGSA

MEDICAL OUTREACH
OFFICER

PSI LAOS

VILADA
WANGVANTHANOVIENG

MEDICAL OUTREACH
OFFICER

PSI LAOS

SOUKSOPHA
BANMANIVONG

MEDICAL OUTREACH
OFFICER

PSI LAOS

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