Â Jhpiego, an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University, is planning several activities to recognize April as the month when World Malaria Day (WMD) is observed.Â Jhpiego promotes the health of women, their children and their families, and will be featuring spotlights on its country efforts to protect women and children from malaria.
These spotlights will appear on a regular basis during April 2009 and will explain how Jhpiego, in keeping with the theme of this year’s WMD, is counting the efforts needed to count malaria out.Â The spotlights will focus on keeping count of progress in the programs:
- Community delivery of malaria in pregnancy (MIP) control services in Nigeria
- Training the next generation of Ghanaian midwives in malaria in pregnancy control
- Scaling up in-service training on malaria to over one-third of the health facilities in Tanzania
- Improving the quality of monitoring and evaluation of MIP control in Angola leading to increased delivery of services
- Enhancing the malaria control skills of village health workers in Rwanda
- Building a strong malaria control team in Mali
In addition, Jhpiego will be hosting two noon-time seminars at its headquarters at Browns Wharf in Fells Point, Baltimore. One seminar will introduce the new e-Learning course on malaria in pregnancy that Jhpiego is developing for USAID (April 16). The second will explain the need and process of improving monitoring and evaluation of malaria control projects (April 24).