NUMAT: Northern Uganda
Malaria, AIDS, and TB Programme
NUMAT P.O Box 946 Gulu, Uganda
Phone: (256) 041 221 581, 0312 264 976/7
NUMAT Partners: JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.
AIDS Information Center
Geographic Targets: Sub regions of Acholi and Lango. Districts of Gulu, Amuru, Kitgum, Pader, Lira, Amolatar, Dokolo, Apac and Oyam.
NUMAT conducted an assessment on the burden of malaria, the management and control capacity of the nine northern districts in 2007 in order to gather updated information that should guide NU-MAT, the districts and other development part-ners in decision making. Under the area of Home-based Management of Fever (HBMF), NUMAT is involved in the fol-lowing: Training district trainers for building district capacity in HBMF Training health workers in HBMF activities, including logistics supply, supervision of CMD and data compilation Sensitizing local leaders in HBMF to conduct social mobilization for more service utilization Training Community Medicine Distributors in HBMF Conducting support supervision of Commu-nity Medicine Distributors Producing IEC/BCC material for malaria case management
Under the area of Intermittent Preventive Treat-ment (IPT) of malaria in pregnancy, NUMAT is in-volved in the following: Training of selected health workers in integrated reproductive health services including IPT Conducting support supervision of IPT services delivery Conducting community mobilization and aware-ness on reproductive health, and preventive services for malaria, through production of IEC material. Collecting relevant data and monitoring trends
BACKGROUND Northern Uganda Malaria AIDS and Tuberculosis Program (NUMAT) is a five-year USAID-funded program based in Gulu that is collaborating with the Ministry of Health and working through existing health structures in Northern Uganda to improve access to TB, HIV and malaria services. Malaria remains one of the most dangerous diseases in Uganda with respect to morbidity and mortality burden, as well as economic losses. Malaria contributes about 30-50% of outpatient bur-den and 35% of hospital admissions. The goal of the Malaria Control Programme is to control and prevent malaria morbidity and mortality, as well as to mini-mize social effects and economic losses attributable to malaria. Malaria poses a particular challenge in Northern Uganda for various reasons: There is a shift from emergency, humanitarian and relief services in camps to infrastructural devel-opment and services delivery in communities; The health system is weak, especially in a post-conflict setting. There are limited resources, namely infrastruc-ture, personnel, drugs and other essential medical supplies
participating in HBMF
# of vil-
# of active village
Amolatar 80 346 524 Amuru 72 144 502 Apac 94 1164 765 Dokolo 82 355 710 Gulu 69 233 447 Kitgum 83 1024 663 Lira 90 1911 1604 Oyam 81 829 859 Pader 82 1251 915