allAfrica.com: Rwanda: Why Rwanda Won Anti-Malaria Awards (Page 1 of 2)Posted: January 30, 2013
The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Monday recognised Rwanda in two categories of ‘Policy’ and ‘Impact and Implementation’.
The nine countries were awarded based upon the data in the ALMA Scorecard for accountability and action and country quarterly reports.
In the Policy category, recipients of the awards are the leaders of countries that have increased progress in performance as observed for removal of tariffs on anti malarial commodities, ban status of oral artemisinin-based monotherapy and community case management of malaria and pneumonia
In the Impact and Implementation category, recipients of the awards are the leaders of countries that have made the best performance in operational long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) coverage, reduction in malaria mortality and tracer indicators for maternal and child health