MCD Inc.

Malaria Control

Project Title: Accelerating the Reduction of Malaria Morbidity and Mortality Program (ARM3)


In October 2011, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) awarded MCDI the Accelerating the Reduction of Malaria Morbidity and Mortality Program (ARM3). The ARM3 Consortium is led by MCDI and initially consisted of Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Programs.


In collaboration with USAID/Benin’s PMI, ARM3 seeks to assist the Government of Benin (GOB) in improving malaria health outcomes in accordance with the NMCP’s guidelines and standards. The primary objective of ARM3 is to help the GOB achieve the PMI target of reducing malaria-associated mortality by 70% compared to pre-initiative levels in Benin. In support of this PMI objective, the ARM3 program’s specific goal is to increase coverage and use of key life-saving malaria interventions in support of Benin’s NMCP Strategy. ARM3 seeks to complements and leverage the efforts of USAID through its APC and ANCRE projects as well as other donors (GFATM, UNICEF, WHO) to reach the NMCP’s goals of eliminating malaria as a public health problem in Benin in 2030.


Key Achievements:

  • 48% of women that attended ante-natal care visits received two doses of IPTp under direct observation of a health worker (Year 5)
  • 2,903 health workers trained in IPTp of which 331 are from the private sector (ACPB and ProFam)
  • 100,000 subsidized LLINs distributed to 70 CEBAC-STP members through social marketing and more than 400,000 employees and their families
  • mHealth Pilot Project for CHWs and health facilities using Real-Time Data Sharing on Malaria Case Management and Drug Stocks
  • 83% of health facilities reported malaria-related information on a regular and timely basis for decision making

Countries: Benin

Partners: Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Programs (JHU – CCP)

Funder: USAID/PMI

Duration: 2011-2019


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