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Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

The Swiss TPH is an associate Institute of the University of Basel. It was founded in 1943, as a public organisation, with support from the Swiss Federal Council and the Canton of Basel-Stadt. The mandate of the institute is to contribute to the improvement of the health of populations internationally and nationally through excellence in research, services, teaching and training.

Swiss TPH has been the key partner supporting the National Malaria Control Programme to establish and manage the NATNETS Programme through the NETCELL Project since 2003. NETCELL has been institutionally imbedded in the government structures for the past ten years, making it possible to build a comprehensive approach to scaling-up use of ITNs and LLINs that includes policy development, government coordination, and harmonised programme implementation. The Swiss TPH provides two technical advisors and four project staff to the NETCELL Project.

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Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

Mennonite Economic Development Associates

MEDA Tanzania is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation locally registered in Tanzania since 1986. MEDA Tanzania is part of a global NGO called Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

MEDA Tanzania has been responsible for the logistical coordination of the Tanzania National Voucher Scheme Programme (TNVS) and for ensuring availability, accessibility and affordability of vouchers and ITNs/ LLINs across the country since 2004. MEDA Tanzania has a Regional Manager in each region who monitors voucher activity at health clinics and retail shops, works closely with bed net distributors to recruit and register additional shops into the programme, and shares information on the unfolding of TNVS with stakeholders. To accomplish this, MEDA works closely with all program stakeholders, including local government officials, the Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) manufacturer, local organizations, clinic staff and the private sector. MEDA is also responsible for managing the voucher redemption and payment system and minimising any misuse and fraud.

MEDA Tanzania was the Under-five Catch Up campaign Logistics Contractor as well as the Universal Coverage Campaign. In this role, MEDA Tanzania works closely with local government officials to organise the registration of beneficiaries and institutional sleeping spaces, create registration reports and LLIN orders, monitor distribution of LLINs to villages, oversee the LLIN issuing activities, and report campaign results.

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

Ifakara Health Institute

The Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) was the monitoring and evaluation contractor for the TNVS until 2012 and was also involved in the Under-five Catch Up Campaign and the Universal Coverage Campaign. More recently, IHI was contracted to undertake the evaluation of the School Net pilot Programme. All reports are available in the Resource Centre.

Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS)

Tanzania red Cross

The Tanzanian Red Cross Society was contracted by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) to implement a sensitisation programme called the Hang Up Campaign. This campaign was funded by United States Aid Agency (USAID). In 2013, TRCS was contracted by USAID to manage the distribution of LLINs to schools as part of School Net pilot Programme in the Southern Zone.

Population Services International

Population Services International

PSI is the first implementation partner on a large scale for ITNs in Tanzania. After managing the SMITN and SMARTNET programmes, PSI continued to be the main Behaviour Change Communication contractor for NATNETS.

Johns Hopkins University Centre for Communication Programmes (CCP) – JHUCCP

Johns Hopkins University Centre for Communication Programmes

The Communication and Malaria Initiative in Tanzania (COMMIT) is a five year USAID funded project implemented by the Centre for Communication Programmes (CCP) at the Johns Hopkins University, working with PMI and the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP).

The BCC partners support NMCP to reach the BCC objective:

To create an enabling environment where individuals and household members are empowered to minimize their own malaria risk and seek proper and timely malaria treatment if and when needed so that 90% of caretakers are able to take actions to protect their children from malaria.