Malaria is one of the most serious health challenges in Sierra Leone, where malaria-related illness and death rates are among the highest worldwide, especially among children under five years of age. In 2016, ICAP began partnering with Sierra Leone’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make Sierra Leone the first country to roll out IPTi nationwide. After piloting the initiative in four counties, IPTi began a country-wide scale-up in 2018.
In Ethiopia, ICAP continues to improve malaria detection, diagnosis, and treatment. While an estimated 2.7 million cases of malaria occur every year, many people still do not get the help they need although insecticide-treated nets and other prevention methods have made an impact. Building on more than a decade of work, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), ICAP’s current malaria diagnosis and treatment activity began in 2018 and has been implemented in 680 health facilities.