Article – How MAM@Scale adapted to tackle COVID-19 whilst maintaining momentum in the fight against malaria
2020 marked the start of the Decade of Action on Sustainable Development, which aims to accelerate progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. However, this year also saw the emergence of a new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, which has had devastating effects on health systems globally and has the potential to put a halt to much of the progress made against specific Goals. This global pandemic also poses a serious threat to the broader social, economic, and political security of entire populations worldwide, disproportionately impacting communities in low-income countries and resource-constrained settings.
In the wake of the pandemic, the MAM@Scale programme had to quickly and effectively adapt in order to tackle the spread of COVID-19 while continuing the fight against severe malaria as well as other lifesaving work to enhance maternal health outcomes. Thanks to funding from the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society, together with Grand Challenges Canada and MMV, we were able to integrate COVID-19 prevention into our work and support the government of Zambia’s COVID-19 response.
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