The Impact Committee of the Lives and Livelihoods Fund visits Senegal to assess US $32 million project supporting malaria control program by 2020
The Impact Committee of The Lives and Livelihoods Fund visited the Republic of Senegal to assess the progress made in the implementation of the $ 32 million project that aims to support Senegal’s malaria control program by 2020.
The representatives of the Impact Committee are:
- Maher bin Abdulrahman Al-Hadrawi, Chief Executive Officer of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, President of The Lives and Livelihoods Fund Impact Committee in its first round
- Ali Abdullah Al Dabbagh, Executive Director of Corporate Strategy, Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD)
- Ahmed Al Kalbani, Chief Economist, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD)
- Hassan Damluji, Head of Middle East Relations at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation;
- Shams-urRehman Toor, representing the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD)
- Waleed Ahmed Addas, Head of the Lives and Livelihoods Fund Management Unit.
The delegation met with Her Excellency Ms. Awa Marie Kul-Sik, Minister of Health of the Republic of Senegal, the National Malaria Control Program and Senegal officials.
Members of the Impact Committee visited the health center in the village of Diakhao, the houses of the families included in the project and the community health outreach workers.
The Lives and Livelihoods Fund is the largest multilateral development initiative in the Middle East, providing innovative financing for health, agriculture and infrastructure projects over the Muslim world. The Lives and Livelihoods Fund collects $ 2 billion from Islamic Development Bank and $ 500 million from the grants provided by donors including Saudi Arabia (King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Center), Qatar (Qatar Fund For Development), United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi Fund for Development), The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development.
The project entails:
- Providing 2.5 million people free long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets
- Distributing 1.6 million free devices for rapid diagnosis and more than 700 thousand doses of anti-malarial drug
- Improving malaria control and diagnosis systems by trained technicians
- Offering advice to about 4 million people on how to avoid malaria
- Training 400 volunteers and health care providers on malaria control and management of infected cases
- Geography Senegal
- Timeline 2018 - 2018
- SDGS Good Health
- Sector Health Care
- Partner Lives and Livelihoods Fund