URC supports and facilitates the training of public, private and community providers on malaria case management such as early diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and timely patient referral. URC laboratory specialists provide on-the-job training and coaching to laboratory technicians to improve the quality of microscopy confirmations. Support also focuses on the improvement of logistic procedures by procuring additional diagnostic tools and facilitating supply management to ensure adequate supplies at peripheral facilities.
URC works to strengthen the managerial capacity of malaria staff at PHD (Provincial Health Department) and OD (Operational District) including planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluation procedures. Videos are used to train health workers by highlighting the methods in treating uncomplicated malaria, severe cases, and malaria in pregnant women, children, and mobile migrant populations. In the communities, URC, in collaboration with provincial and district malaria advisors, makes use of community networks, including Village Health Volunteers (VHV) and Village Malaria Workers (VMW) to screen malaria cases, conduct malaria-related health education, and distribute insecticide treated nets.
VMWs are trained on how to diagnose malaria and provide basic treatment services for uncomplicated cases. Mass media is also used to promote awareness of malaria in the communities; posters containing key messages of case management, malaria preventions, counterfeit anti-malaria drugs, and proper places for health care are distributed to communities, mainly those who are migrant or mobile.