Bolivia

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KEY RESULTS - MALARIA

 

271,000 mosquito nets distributed

Source: UNDP

   

  

60,000 cases of Malaria treated

Source: UNDP

Reported confirmed cases of Malaria

Source: World Health Organization

Close to Elimination

 

Malaria is endemic in Bolivia. The rain forests of the Amazon region provide a fertile breeding ground for mosquitoes. The tropical climate also brings heavy downpours and flooding, limiting access to healthcare for thousands of vulnerable people in remote and hard to reach locations.

So how has Bolivia nearly eliminated malaria? Find out how UNDP and the Global Fund have been working with the Bolivian government to provide early diagnosis and treatment, strengthen health systems and leave no one behind to beat malaria for good.

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Project Summary

In Bolivia, UNDP in partnership with the Global Fund, manages the Malaria-Free Bolivia project, which covers 36 municipalities (close to 600,000 people) accounting for more than 85% of the country’s malaria cases. Extending prevention services and treatment coverage to the country’s most endemic areas resulted in zero deaths from the disease reported for the past five years, as well as the achievement of MDG target of 2 deaths per 1000 people infected. Bolivia has one of the highest incidence of TB in Latin America, the burden of which is concentrated in three districts (Santa Cruz, La Paz and Cochabamba) and in which drug-resistance is an issue. The TB epidemic is concentrated in key populations and prison populations where it is as much as 11 times higher as amongst the general population. In January 2017 UNDP and the Global Fund announced a new grant agreement to fight tuberculosis in Bolivia. The programme aims to strengthen detection, diagnosis and treatment and focusses on TB/HIV co-infections, drug resistant TB, and TB in Bolivian prison populations. Between 2006 and 2007 UNDP also managed the Global Fund HIV grant, which supported the integration of HIV counselling and testing into sexual and reproductive health services.

KEY RESULTS - TB

 

20,000 new smear positive TB cases detected and treated

Source: UNDP

84% treatment success rate for TB (2015)

Source: World Health Organization

65% of HIV positive TB patients on antiretroviral therapy (2015)

Source: World Health Organization

TB incidence

Source: World Health Organization

Maternal and infant mortality rates

Source: World Health Organization

PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW

 

 

Disease Component

Malaria

Grant

BOL-M-UNDP

Phase

Period 1 (Mar 2016 - Dec 2018)

Amount

                        $10,333,318

Rating

 

 

Disease Component

Tuberculosis

Grant

BOL-T-UNDP

Phase

Period 1 (Jan 2017 - Dec 2019)

Amount

                        $10,710,756

Rating

  

 

 

Overall Grant Rating

 

 

  Exceeding expectations

 

  Meeting expectations

 

  Adequate

 

  Inadequate but potential demonstrated

 

  Unacceptable

 

  No rating available