Accelerating the Reduction of Malaria Morbidity and Mortality Benin
The Accelerating the Reduction of Malaria, Morbidity, and Mortality Benin (ARM3) project (September 2011 - October 2015), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), works in all 34 health zones and in 900 health facilities in Benin. A consortium implements the project, led by Medical Care Development International, and includes MSH as a subrecipient.
ARM3 assists the government of Benin in improving malaria health outcomes in accordance with the Ministry of Health's National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) guidelines and standards in support of the National Malaria Strategy. The project focuses on achieving the US President's Malaria Initiative 2008 target of contributing to reducing malaria-associated mortality by 70 percent by the end of 2015.
ARM3 improves and implements malaria prevention and malaria diagnosis and treatment activities, and strengthens the national health system's capacity to deliver quality malaria control interventions. These include increasing distribution and use of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets, improving uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women, and ensuring appropriate treatment for all malaria patients.
The project also complements and expands the efforts of other donors, such as private sector organizations and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, to reach the NMCP's goal of eliminating malaria as a public health problem in Benin by 2030.