LLINs for Continuous and Campaign Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Collation of Global Funding Commmitments for 2011-16

Since 2007 the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM) has been approving more new malaria grants and greater amounts of funding, especially for scale‐up of long‐lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to achieve Universal Coverage of populations at risk of malaria by the end of 2010. Countries have been planning rapid scale‐up of LLIN coverage through mass distribution campaigns and also, increasingly, through routine mechanisms, particularly from Round 10 onwards.

The purpose of this review is to collate available data on LLINs to be delivered through campaign or continuous mechanisms and to make comparisons with the predicted need for 2011–16, thus providing an informed estimate of the gap in continuous net  distributions, for use in advocacy at the global level and to assist with planning.

A review of all 57 GFATM proposals funded in Rounds 7–10 and the Rolling Continuation Channel (RCC) was conducted to extract numbers of LLINs needed, LLINs funded, and the remaining gap for the period 2011–16, disaggregated by campaign or continuous delivery mechanism. These figures include LLINs funded by GFATM and other sources and are compared with those extracted from other net mapping projects, such as the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Country Roadmaps for 2010 and 2011 and country‐specific LLIN needs calculated using the NetWorks LLIN model.

Based on the available data on funded LLINs and planned distributions, a number of countries will not achieve the 80% Universal Coverage targets by 2016; these countries are likely to require additional support to design LLIN delivery strategies and prepare additional funding applications. All countries will need to make strategic decisions on optimal LLIN delivery strategies, in terms of combinations of campaign and continuous distribution that will continue to work towards and maintain Universal Coverage, as well as mobilising sufficient resources to achieve these goals.

This document is available in both English and French.

Roll Back Malaria, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, World Health Organization, NetWorks Project, USAID
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