Accelerating the Reduction of Malaria Morbidity and Mortality Benin

Project Overview

Funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), The Accelerating the Reduction of Malaria, Morbidity, and Mortality Benin (ARM3) worked in all 34 health zones and in 900 health facilities in Benin between September 2011 and October 2016. A consortium implemented the project, led by Medical Care Development International, and included MSH as a subrecipient.

ARM3 assisted 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 focused 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 improved and implemented malaria prevention and malaria diagnosis and treatment activities, and strengthened the national health system's capacity to deliver quality malaria control interventions. These included 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 complemented and expanded 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.