The National Malaria Control Centre (NMCC), a department of the Zambia Department of Public Health and Research, Ministry of Health, is implementing one of the most ambitious malaria control efforts in Africa. We provide technical support and coordination for national malaria control in collaboration with a range of partners.
Monthly malaria Journal Club launched
The Journal Club, a great new resource for the malaria community, was recently launched in January. Meeting once a month at the NMCC, the aim of the Journal Club is to be a forum where staff, students, researchers, and anyone else interested in malaria-related science can get together and discuss the latest scientific findings. The meeting format consists of a short presentation highlighting the key features and findings of a selected paper. Then either during the presentation or afterwards, there is time to discuss other people’s views, to clarify any misunderstandings and to see how the paper relates to the current situation in Zambia or more specifically to projects that are planned or even being implemented.
For more information, visit malariajc.com.
Power of One campaign launched in Zambia
On October 22, 2013, Zambia received a delivery of 200,000 malaria treatments and 200,000 rapid diagnostic tests as part of Malaria No More and Novartis‘s Power of One campaign. The campaign, in which every dollar donated buys and delivers a test and treatment to a child with malaria in Africa, has delivered a total of 400,000 malaria tests and 400,000 treatments to Zambia, the first country receiving deliveries through Power of One.
Novartis supports the campaign financially and donates up to three million Coartem® Dispersible treatments to match antimalarials funded by the public. The NMCC's rapid reporting system is used to direct diagnostics and treatment to where they are needed most.
To learn more about the campaign and to make a donation, click here.