HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY BASELINE SURVEY FOR THE COMMUNITY BASED ENHANCED MALARIA PREVENTION & CONTROL PROJECT
Name: Household Economy Baseline Survey for the Community Based Enhanced Malaria Prevention & Control Project
Year: 2008
Client: Plan International
Country: Zimbabwe
Background: Plan International Zimbabwe, in 2000, launched a seven-year National Strategic Plan for Roll Back Malaria (NSP-RBM) in consultation with UNICEF, chairing, WHO and several NGOs, international organisations, local service providers, and selected community groups.  The NSP-RBM provides the framework and strategies within which the government and its partners planned to implement the 1998 pan-African Roll Back Malaria Initiative (RBMI), which had the goal of halving the Malaria burden by 2010.  The time period for the strategy was 2000 – 2007 which coincided with the remaining period of Zimbabwe’s ten-year National Health Strategy. The strategy allowed the derivation of future Malaria Three Year Rolling Plans and Annual plans.  The strategic plan guided the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP)’s goals and objectives for malaria control. The project was a partnership involving three stakeholders, Plan Zimbabwe, Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (MOHCW) and the Community Working Group on Health (CWGH), with a budget of about 3 million Euros to run over a period of three years
Objectives: The Community-Based Enhanced Malaria Prevention and Control Programme implemented by Plan Zimbabwe had its overall objective to reduce morbidity, mortality, and social and economic losses due to malaria in six of the highest malaria prevalence districts in Zimbabwe namely Mutare rural, Mutasa, Chipinge, Kwekwe, Chiredzi and Mwenezi.
Activities:
  • Evaluation of Plan Zimbabwe’s Community-based enhanced malaria prevention and control.
  • Guide the continuous tracking of the malaria interventions in terms of inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact
  • Contribute towards the national strategic plan for rollback malaria indicators in Zimbabwe