COVID-19

Malaria Interventions in C19RM Funding Requests

01 July 2021

C19RM applicants with ongoing malaria grants are encouraged to include and prioritize COVID-19 mitigation activities for malaria in their funding requests.

Malaria interventions are crucial to ensure that we do not lose ground on malaria control progress. The following activities must be prioritized within the C19RM base allocation, or clearly documented if covered by other resources:

  1. PPE for health workers – including community health workers.
  2. PPE for campaigns for each year through 2023: seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), insecticide treated nets (ITN) and indoor residual spray (IRS). This excludes PPE for IRS spray personnel that is routinely needed and should already be funded in current malaria grants.
  3. Costs for adaptations, particularly for campaigns, including any increases in transport costs, that are due to the COVID-19 context.

These activities apply to all settings.

The malaria community welcomes the inclusion of other activities that will ensure timely and effective malaria control efforts to continue, adapted to different settings.

The example table below can be included in the funding request itself or as supporting documentation, to outline the source of funding used for campaigns. Applicants can mark which source of funding will be used for each activity as follows:

Interventions Global Fund 2020-2022 grants Global Fund C19RM Other funding sources (domestic, PMI, etc.)

PPE for health workers – including community health workers for delivery of routine malaria services

PPE for SMC campaigns for 10 GF districts (2021, 2022, 2023)

PPE for SMC campaigns for 7 PMI districts (2021, 2022, 2023)

PPE for 2022 mass ITN campaign and other routine activities for the entire country

Additional operational costs related to the C19RM project interventions for the 2022 ITN campaign and routine activities for 20 districts in the GF zone

Additional operational costs related to the C19RM project interventions for the 2022 ITN campaign and routine activities for 18 PMI zone districts

Applicants can contact Global Fund Country Teams with questions.