Malaria Control Program

Project description

DASTAR is the Implementing Partner of Pakistan Lions Youth Council and responsible for delivering the BCC Component of GFATM Round 10 (Malaria)
The objective of the project was to reducing malaria burden by 60% in 38 highly endemic districts of Khyber Pakistan. DASTAR Implement this Project in District Nowshera as implementing partner of PLYC, worked on improving health seeking behaviors and practices of the targeted communities in District Nowshera through enhanced community awareness and participation.
The Goal of the project was, to aware the community about Malaria, its sign and symptoms, prevention, Treatment and Diagnoses of Malaria. Awareness of Free Rapid Diagnose Test (RDT) Centers and Microscopy centers were given to community.

Project Deliverables

Deliverable of the project was

  • Advocacy session with LHW’s/LHV’s
  • Advocacy Session with CBO
  • Advocacy Session with NGO
  • Advocacy Session with Local Elders
  • Advocacy Session with Elected Representatives
  • Advocacy Session with Religious Leaders

In first step the Behavior Change Communication Officer (BCCO) conduct the Advocacy Sessions with LHW/LHV, Local Elders& Elected Representatives. Religious Leaders, CBO’s and NGO’s, then the LHW/LHV and CBO/NGO members have conducted the awareness sessions in the community, through these session the awareness level would be increased.

Project Beneficiaries

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# Session Participants Male / Female Target
1 Awareness sessions 1200-1600/ month 60% Female &
40% male
Community
2 Advocacy Sessions 35-40/ month Mixed LHV/LHWs, CBOs Religious &
Political leaders
3 No of Session 50 Mixed Community
4 No Advocacy Session 05 Mixed LHV/LHWs, CBOs Religious & Political leaders