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SHINDA MALARIA: Gearing up for the launch in Tabora

April 16, 2024 12:31
SHINDA MALARIA: Gearing up for the launch in Tabora
Shinda Malaria's Chief of Party, Dr. Dustan Bishanga, in discussion with Tabora's acting Regional Administration Secretary (RAS) and Regional Medical Officer (RMO).

In anticipation for the launch of its activities in the Tabora region of Tanzania, the Shinda (Defeat) Malaria project, which is funded by the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and implemented by the Ifakara Health Institute and partners, including the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), held a meeting with Tabora's acting Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS) and Regional Medical Officer (RMO) on April 16, 2024.

Dr. Chonge Kitojo, Malaria Project Management Specialist with the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative, briefed the regional authorities on PMI's commitment to supporting malaria control efforts through the PMI Shinda Malaria Project in Tabora, which faces the highest malaria burden in Tanzania. 

Also present were representatives from the PMI Shinda Malaria Project and the Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Foundation as partners. The project's official launch is scheduled during World Malaria Day on April 25, 2024, with Health Minister Hon. Ummy Mwalimu officiating. 

About Shinda Malaria 

The President’s Malaria Initiative | Tanzania Malaria Surveillance Activity (PMI | TMSA) is a five-year program (August 2022 – August 2027) implemented by Ifakara Health Institute, which supports the Government of Tanzania (GOT) in reducing the malaria burden and in moving toward the long-term goal of malaria elimination. The Activity is made possible by the support of the American people through the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).