Malaria

Call for letters of interest for grants under the Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) 2015 Programme


18 April 2013

The WHO Global Malaria Programme is inviting letters of interest for grants under the Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) 2015 programme to strengthen integrated community case management (iCCM) of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea in children in Nigeria’s Niger and Abia States.

The deadline to submit proposals has been extended from 6 May to 13 May 2013.

The main objective of RAcE 2015 is to catalyze the scale-up of community case management of malaria (CCMm) and iCCM, which includes the treatment of pneumonia and diarrhoea, as an integral part of government health services in sub-Saharan Africa. The goal is to increase coverage of diagnostic, treatment, and referral services for these major causes of childhood mortality, thereby accelerating the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals.

The RAcE programme is being rolled out in five malaria-endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Nigeria.

Letters of interest received prior to the closing date will be reviewed by WHO. Following this review, a short list of letters of interest will be selected for further development into full proposals.

Applicants recommended for inclusion in the short list are expected to be notified by 16 May 2013.

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