Accelerating Access to Prevention, Treatment, and Home Based Care for Malaria and Increasing the Access to Affordable ACTs in the Private Sector

Program goal: To reduce the malaria morbidity and mortality by 75% (baseline 2012) by the year 2020.


  • To protect at least 80% of the population with effective malaria prevention interventions by 2020.
  • To provide parasitological diagnosis to all suspected malaria cases and provide prompt and effective treatment to 100% of confirmed malaria cases by 2020.
  • To strengthen and maintain the capacity for programme management, partnership and coordination to achieve malaria programmatic objectives at all levels of the health care system by 2020.
  • To strengthen the systems for surveillance and M&E in order to ensure timely availability of quality, consistent and relevant malaria data at all levels by 2020.
  • To increase awareness and knowledge of the entire population on malaria prevention and control so as to improve uptake and correct use of all interventions by 2020.

Planned activities:

  • Promoting prompt provision of affordable effective antimalarials to those in need through private and public health facilities all over Ghana;
  • Training of health workers in IPTp, training NGOs to monitor pregnant women and supporting them to provide advocacy, communication and social mobilization activities at the community level in collaboration with community health officers;
  • Providing long lasting insecticide treated nets to those vulnerable to malaria;
  • Implementation of seasonal malaria chemoprevention in 2015 will cover door-to-door distribution of antimalarials to 293,625 children by trained volunteers with information dissemination, social mobilization and supervision in Upper West region;
  • Focusing on achieving increased awareness and effective utilization of preventive interventions, and malaria case management at all levels;
  • Conducting regular surveys and operational research to guide implementation decisions that are evidence based, in addition to routine data collection;
  • Strengthening monitoring and evaluation; and
  • Raising awareness about malaria prevention and treatment among the community and the health workforce at all levels through IEC/BCC.

Target Group/Beneficiaries:

  • Children under five years of age;
  • Pregnant women
  • Mothers and caretakers
  • Community health workers
  • Zonal and district health workers
  • Private sector health workers and licensed chemical sellers
  • General Population