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Population Services International (PSI) - Malaria Control

The Malawi ITN Delivery Model

Country Brief

Population Services International (PSI)

April 2005

SARPN acknowledges the ELDIS website as the source of this document - www.eldis.org
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The "Malawi model" has delivered over 2 million nets in the past two years, at an average consumer price of USD 0.5 per net.

Using data from two, independent, nation wide surveys coupled with sales data from the last five years it is possible to estimate that net coverage of under fives has increased from 8% in 2000 to 55% by December 2005. At the time of the 2004 survey, 70% of all nets had been reportedly treated with insecticide during the previous six months.

The success of ITN delivery in Malawi is based on coordinated partnership. National guidelines were developed which clearly define policies regarding target groups, distribution mechanisms and pricing. Commercially priced nets targeting urban/peri-urban communities are delivered through private sector channels whilst heavily subsidised ITNs targeting malaria risk groups are delivered through public sector antenatal clinics. The Ministry of Health provides leadership and overseas policy formulation and implementation. UNICEF, WHO, USAID, CDC and DFID provide policy input, technical support and/or funding and PSI provides distribution, promotion, accountability and training capacity on the ground and works through existing government infrastructure.



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