Advancing Bed Net Coverage for Malaria Vector Control: Lessons from DRC

In 2020, global malaria cases increased to numbers not seen since 2015, partly due to service disruptions caused by COVID-19 and stagnation of vector control interventions. Progress toward controlling and eliminating malaria has backslid. This setback leaves millions of people vulnerable to contracting the disease, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has…

World Malaria Day: Advancing Equity, Building Resilience, Ending Malaria

Chemonics has been working to achieve malaria control and elimination by harnessing innovative and proven approaches that help prevent, detect, and treat malaria infections, and prevent malaria-related deaths around the globe. Click below for an interactive World Malaria Day experience with some highlights of our work to “Advance Equity. Build Resilience. End Malaria.”

Pushing Boundaries in Market System Development

As USAID’s flagship private sector health project, Frontier Health Markets (FHM) Engage envisions a world in which engaged market actors and consumers drive the private and public sectors to deliver equitable, quality care within responsive, resilient ecosystems. In practice, this vision for a healthy market is a government-stewarded health market that optimizes the public and…

Three Successful Approaches for Reducing the Malaria Burden in Mozambique

Globally, only a small handful of countries are responsible for 95 percent of all malaria cases and deaths. In 2019, five countries made up more than half of the 229 million global case burden, while six countries accounted for 51 percent of the 409,000 malaria deaths. That same year, Mozambique was on both lists and accounted for…

Chemonics’ Work in Malaria

We envision a world without malaria. Chemonics seeks to contribute to its control and elimination through innovative and proven approaches that prevent, detect, and treat malaria infections, and prevent malaria-related deaths in the countries where we work. We develop strategic local and international partnerships, invest in health and information systems, and establish a culture of…

The Malaria Vaccine Is Here, Finally. What Next?

Globally, malaria is endemic in more than 100 countries, and responsible for over 200 million cases and 400,000 deaths annually. The disease disproportionately impacts children, with 67% of deaths caused by malaria occurring among children under the age of five. Simply put, a child dies from malaria every two minutes. Even though proven treatment and prevention interventions, such as case…

Judith Heichelheim

Judith Heichelheim is a senior vice president at Chemonics and indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) director for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project.

Development Works Here with Dr. Mulamuli Mpofu

We’d like you to meet Dr. Mulamuli Mpofu! Dr. Mpofu is a senior director of Global Health Programs with a special focus on malaria. Dr. Mpofu shares how he got involved with global health as a career, his view on how malaria can be eliminated globally, and the steps we can take to build stronger…

Timothy Rosché

Tim Rosché has more than 35 years of development‑related experience in Africa, primarily with USAID-funded activities in commodity logistics, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and family planning, as well as some agriculture-related project management.

Mulamuli (Mula) Mpofu, PhD

Dr. Mulamuli (Mula) Mpofu is a Senior Director of Chemonics’ Global Health Programs. He has more than 20 years of experience in public health with extensive research, strategic information/monitoring and evaluation, health systems strengthening, and business development experience across malaria, HIV, and TB disciplines. Prior to joining Chemonics, he supported projects in East and Southern…

Malaria Early Warning in Ethiopia: A Roadmap for Scaling to the National Level

Climate change presents a significant threat to reducing the burden of malaria globally and in Sub-Saharan Africa, which, despite tremendous progress, continues to have a devastating impact on human health and livelihood throughout the world. Changes in temperature, precipitation and in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events will alter the nature of malaria…

Going the Extra Mile to Reach the Last Mile

Two supply chain experts, Bongisiwe Mosekoa and Fikreslassie Alemu, share strategies they’ve applied in Eswatini and Ethiopia to address social factors and systems challenges behind medical commodity uptake, implement inclusive delivery practices for last mile distribution, and ensure sustained health outcomes for everyone, including underserved populations such as people living with HIV/AIDS, youth, pastoralists and…