To date, CRS has been awarded over $130 million through 41 grants in 26 countries across seven of the eight Global Fund regions, including both Principal Recipient (PR) and Sub Recipient (SR) grants. According to the disease area, 23 of these grants were for HIV, 14 were for malaria, 3 were for TB, and one was for HSS. CRS is currently managing 17 grants, including six as Principal Recipient, in 14 countries with a total program value of approximately $88 million.
The main objectives of CRS’ current Principal Recipient grants in malaria are:
- Benin: community-level distribution of malaria medications
- The Gambia: distribution of mosquito nets and malaria BCC
- Guinea: distribution of mosquito nets (currently in the process of adding additional components)
- Niger: case management of malaria and prevention through distribution of mosquito nets and BCC
- Sierra Leone: IEC/BCC and national-level malaria surveys (currently preparing for Phase II)
In Fiscal Year 2013, CRS managed malaria projects in seven countries across Sahel and Coastal West Africa.
Table 1: Overview of CRS’ FY13 malaria programs in West Africa
Total Budget (USD) *
Overview of activities
|Benin||2008 – 2013||$16,533,624||Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and malaria (GF)||Community-level distribution of malaria medicines & behavior change communication (BCC)|
|2012 – 2016||$2,943,436||CSHGP, USAID||Operations research on introducing diagnostic tests a community level|
|Ghana||2013||$260,532||USAID via NetWorks||Demand, use, and promotion of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs)|
|Guinea||2012 – 2016||$46,000,000||GF||Universal distribution of LLINs, BCC and mass media|
|Niger||2008 – 2013||$38,500,000||GF||Universal distribution of LLINs, BCC and mass media|
|Senegal||2011 – 2016||$2,705,593||USAID via Child Fund||Integrated community case management of malaria|
|Sierra Leone||2011 – 2016||$11,000,000||GF||Nationwide malaria surveys, BCC mass media, strengthening logistics information systems|
|The Gambia||2010 – 2015||$8,140,528||GF||Universal distribution of LLINs, BCC and mass media|
*Amounts are subject to change depending on performance
CRS managed GF grants listed above as a Principal Recipient (PR) in Benin, Niger, and as a co-PR with the Ministry of Health in Guinea, Sierra Leone and The Gambia. In all grants, CRS works in close collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to achieve a nationwide impact.
- In Sierra Leone, CRS and partners led a Malaria Indicator Survey inclusive of blood testing to determine prevalence of anemia and malaria using iPhones reaching 6,720 households.
- In Benin, the project developed a health information system for community-level treatment data which was integrated into the national Health Management Information System.
- In Guinea, CRS distributed over 3.2 million long-lasting insecticidal nets in 19 out of the country’s 33 prefectures for universal coverage
In Fiscal Year 2014, CRS will continue to support national malaria control strategies and policies. In Benin, Guinea, and Niger in addition to prevention activities, CRS will manage diagnostic and treatment activities funded by the GF on behalf of the NMCPs. CRS is also in discussion with the private sector and public-private partnerships to support selected NMCPs in West Africa with additional vector control activities.
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