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Background:

The national malaria control programme is mandated with the responsibility of providing overall guidance on policy, strategy and implementation of the Kenya malaria strategy. These roles include the review, development, dissemination of various key strategy and implementation documents and materials for malaria control in the country.

As a result the NMCP has over time has produced various documents and materials which provide a crucial appraisal of the work undertaken in malaria control in Kenya. These documents and other materials are in various formats including print, digital audio and audio visual.

 

Objective:

To design and develop web-based information repository that will contain programme generated information products (past and present).

 

Requirements:

1.To provide a roadmap for the design and development of a web-based information repository for the NMCP

2.Share and obtain sign-off for the design of the NMCP repository

3.Liaise with NMCP core team to obtain and refine requirements on interface, functionality and access.

4.Gather information content from NMCP core team

5.Development of web-based repository with search engine capability; universal accessible document/media formats views and download.

6.Development of a content management system

7.Provision of documentation and training for user-end administrator.

8.Convert documents and other materials into appropriate digital formats where applicable/possible.

9.Provide options for hosting and maintenance of repository with technical and financial assessment.

 

Skills and Experiences

  1. Proven experience and track record in web design and support
  2. Experience in web development for public institutions
  3. Experience in development of digital libraries, repositories or similar interfaces
  4. Experience using open source platforms

Duration

The duration for the development is 2 month.

 

Apply To

The Project Coordinator,

National Malaria Control Programme
Address: KNH Grounds

P.O.BOX 19982-00202, Nairobi.

All applications should be received not later than Friday, 28thMay, 2019 at 12md.

 
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QOC 16 ADVERTISEMENT

NATIONWIDE MALARIA CASE MANAGEMENT QUALITY OF CARE SURVEY 

The National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) has been undertaking a bi-annual health facility survey to evaluate the availability of malaria commodities and the quality of routine malaria case management practices. The 16thround of the survey is scheduled to take place in May/June, 2019.

The NMCP & PMI seeks to recruit team supervisors, research assistants and data entry clerks to participate in the survey scheduled to start on 28thMay, 2019 with a training and fieldwork from 3rdJune, 2019 to 28thJune, 2019. The survey will be done in all the 47 counties in the country.

 

1.Team Supervisor

Reports To: Project Coordinator

Program: National Malaria Control Program
Duration of Contract: 1 month.
Main purpose of the job

The Team Supervisors shall undertake the research activity under technical mentoring of the project coordinator and is expected to collect data using the data collection tools developed by the NMCP. 
Qualifications and experience

 

  • Must be a GOKemployee with medical backgroundMust hold a professional diploma/ degree/ post graduate degree. 

 

  • Experience in research projects especially supervising data collection in malaria survey 
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team with minimal supervision

Willingness to travel and stay in different parts of Kenya during the course of the study

 

2.Research Assistant 

Reports to: Project Coordinator
Program: National Malaria Control Program
Duration of Contract: 1 month.

Main purpose of the job

The Research Assistant shall undertake the research activity under technical mentoring of the team supervisor and is expected to collect data using the data collection tool developed by the NMCP. 
Qualifications and experience

  • Must hold a professional certificate/diploma or degree preferably in health.
  • Experience in research projects especially data collection 
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team with minimal supervision

Willingness to travel and stay in different parts of Kenya during the course of the study

 

3.Data Entry 

Reports to: Data manager
Program: National Malaria Control Program
Duration of Contract: 1 month

 

  • The Data Clerks shall do data entry using Access. 
  • Must hold a degree preferably in health and IT
  • Experience in research projects especially data entry
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team with minimal supervision

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications specifying the area they are applying for accompanied by a detailed CV and contact details (e-mail, telephone) and a copy of Identification Cardto National Malaria Control Program.

The Project Coordinator, 
National Malaria Control Program,

P.O.BOX 19982-00202, Nairobi.

All applications should be received not later than Friday, 24thMay, 2019 at 12md.

The National Malaria Control Program is an equal opportunity employer; female candidates are encouraged to apply. 

 
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The Ministry of Health through National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and partners are conducting a mass Long Lasting Insecticides Treated Nets (MLLIN) distribution campaign 2017. This is a planned replacement of the nets that were distributed in 2014/2015 to achieve Universal Coverage of nets in all population at risk from malaria, in line with WHO guidelines of replacing nets every 3 years.

The 2017 mass LLIN campaign targets a population of 23,088,198 living in 24 targeted malaria endemic and epidemic-prone counties, where a total of about 15 million nets will be distributed. The campaign is conducted in phases, where a number of Counties are clustered together and distribution done.

The campaign is funded through partnership between the Government of Kenya, Global Fund for AIDS/HIV, TB and Malaria (GFATM) and The US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). So far 3.2 million nets have been distributed in Kisumu, Migori, Homabay, Vihiga and Siaya where 3.2 m LLINs were distributed. The rest of the nets will be distributed in 19 targeted malaria endemic counties between August and October 2017. The following are the 19 targeted counties; Two highland epidemic counties in Nyanza region (Nyamira and Kisii) will distribute their net in August 2017; Seven Rift Valley region epidemic prone counties (Narok, Bomet, Kericho, Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia and West Pokot); Two subcounties in Baringo (Koibatek and Mogotio Sub counties); Three western region Counties (Bungoma Kakamega Busia); All the Six (6) coastal region endemic counties (Kwale, Mombasa, Taita Taveta, Kilifi, Lamu and Tana River and between August and October. Preparatory activities’ have already been undertaken in all these Counties.

 
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Story by Andrew Wamari, NMCP

Over the past eight months Malaria, HIV, and TB Programs have been focusing efforts towards developing funding requests to the Global Fund (GF) to support the three disease programs. The malaria program request is anchored on sustaining the gains made to date and further address the disease burden across the country.

It is important to note that apart from receiving funds from GF, Kenya has made contributions to the fund. In 2016, Kenya contributed five million US dollars towards the global fund replenishment process that eventually raised US$13 billion. This is a brief look at the steps that were involved.

December 2016: Global Fund announced an allocation of US$ 355 million for the country and of this amount 63.2 million was for malaria. The Roll Back Malaria, Harmonization Working Group/Country Regional Support Partners Committee organized an orientation meeting for countries in the African region on what would be required in the funding request.

January 2017: In-country orientation process and the identification of country priorities by the Technical Working Group (TWG) and final ratification by Malaria Inter Coordinating agency (MICC). This included nets for 2020 mass campaign, diagnosis and treatment; advocacy and social behavior change communication; monitoring and evaluation and program management. In this request, the program included IRS as part of the needs to be addressed if additional funding will be available.

February 2017: Development of all the key sections of the funding request, especially the technical components covering the interventions. The indicative priorities were shared with stakeholders.

March 2017: First draft was developed and subjected to the Mock Technical Review Panel (TRP) to assess the level of completion and obtain feedback from other countries, regional and international experts. The provided feedback guided the process to completion of the funding request.

April 2017: Incorporation of the feedback from the reviewers and finalization of the request.

May 2017: The final push, assembly of all the required documents and reference materials. The funding request was submitted on 23rd May 2017 as per global fund requirements.

July 2017: GF TRP responds positively to the Malaria request with feedback on minor clarifications and updates.

August 2017: The malaria stakeholders will address the TRP comments and provide a response in preparation of the Grant-making process in September. We look forward to the successful completion of the process that will culminate in grant approval and signing.

January 2018: Implementation of the new grant will begin.

It is important to note that during this year’s funding request there were representatives from County Governments.

 
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healthpic 01Malaria vector control remains one of the main interventions within the revised Kenya Malaria Strategy (KMS) 2009-2018. The main objective is to have at least 80% of people in malaria risk areas using appropriate malaria preventive interventions by 2018. Under the revised Kenya Malaria Strategy (KMS), the main vector control strategies are long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), Indoor residual spraying (IRS) and laval source management (LSM) in line with Integrated Vector management (IVM). According to Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey (KMIS) 2015, the LLIN ownership in highland epidemic prone, lake endemic, and coast endemic zones was at least 72 percent. Only forty eight percent of household members in general population slept under a net the night before the survey. One of the recommendations is that NMCP and partners need to scale up ACSM interventions in all malaria risk areas using lessons learnt from what is working in the endemic regions.

healthpic 02Amref Health Africa together with National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) are currently working with 2,953 teachers and 22,636 pupils drawn from 1279 primary schools under vector control to promote malaria control and prevention through school pupils. The intervention is being implemented in 8 out of the 10 Counties of Lake endemic region (Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga, Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay and Migori). The current catchment population is 3,675,000 which translates to 30% coverage for the region. Five (5) pupils per village have been trained through school Health clubs and their role as malaria ambassadors is sensitize community members and promote malaria interventions which include sleeping under a treated mosquito net (LLIN) in all seasons, removing stagnant water in compound and ensuring proper net use. They meet on a weekly basis in their respective school health clubs under the guidance of their club matrons/teachers s to share feedback and any challenges encountered during the household visits conducted over the weekends.

Further to this, the pupil ambassadors, club matrons/ teachers and SCHMT hold quarterly review meetings (QRMs) to share experiences and updates. Some of the pupils from Bungoma County had the following to say in one of the QRMs:

 

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