Inter-sectoral Committee

Nov 12, 2015

  Larva breeding place created by broken water pipe

In order to achieve great success and elimination, the implementation of health programs, particularly with vector-borne diseases such as malaria is very difficult without the help and cooperation of different sectors such as government agencies and NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) and communities.

Through the support of the Global Fund malaria project, inter and intra sectoral committees have been executed at local and district levels in order to enhance multi-sectoral cooperation among a diverse array of actors ranging from the public and private sectors, community leaders, NGOs, urban and rural Islamic committees, as well as health authorities and staff. As part of their task, they resolve issues that require immediate action which can only be implemented with permission of different sectors. In 2013 alone, 215 committees were held within districts in target districts and provinces that are covered under the Global Fund project.

One great example of the achievements of these committees is the collaboration through the inter-sectoral committee that was held in June 2013 in Minab, Hormozgan involving the action of the provincial water and waste water company in order to promptly repair the broken water pipes which in some areas had caused larval breading sites. The repair of these broken pipes was a source reduction as a larval control tool by removal or permanent destruction of the larval habitats through which an outbreak of transmission is prevented.  

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