São Tomé and Príncipe

KEY RESULTS - MALARIA

 

Reported confirmed cases of Malaria

Source: World Health Organization

359,000 bed nets distributed

Source: UNDP

 

   

100% coverage of bed nets

Source: World Health Organization

Eliminating malaria in São Tomé and Príncipe

A new financing agreement between the Global Fund and the UNDP in São Tomé and Príncipe targets those most at risk of contracting malaria with the aim of eliminating the disease in the country.  The $6 million grant, signed in January 2016, will focus on increasing detection of malaria cases, broadening access to prevention methods like insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor spraying, and treating new cases.

Much has been achieved over the past decade, with partnership of local agencies, UNDP and the Global Fund making remarkable progress to control malaria and stop it from spreading.  By 2014 the incidence of malaria had reduced to 9.7 per 1,000 head of population compared with 33.8 per 1,000 in 2009. While the island of Príncipe has now reached the pre-elimination phase, São Tomé is experiencing low transmission rates. The new funding will aim to reduce the number of new cases of malaria to less than five per 1,000 people on the island of São Tomé and to less than one case per 1,000 on Príncipe.

More information about elimination of malaria in São Tomé and Príncipe

KEY RESULTS - TB

 

87% case detection rate for TB (2014)

Source: World Health Organization

Decrease in TB prevalence between 2000 and 2014

Source: World Health Organisation

73% treatment success rate for TB (2013)

Source: World Health Organization

KEY RESULTS - HIV

 

76% retention on ART 12 months after starting treatment (2014)

Source: UNAIDS

 

    

100% of HIV-positive TB patients on ART (2014)

Source: World Health Organization

New cases of HIV

Source: The Global Fund

Project Summary

On the island state São Tomé and Príncipe, UNDP manages Global Fund HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria grants.  The HIV program supports the treatment of sexually transmitted infections, HIV counselling and testing, integration of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services at the health district level, and prevention activities for key populations at higher risk, such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and commercial sex workers (CSW).  The malaria programme targets the general population, pregnant women, and children under the age five. With Global Fund and UNDP support, the country has achieved high rates of coverage of insecticide treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying, and diagnostic testing, and has delivered sufficient ACTs to treat all patients with malaria attending public health facilities.  UNDP is working with the National TB Program to expand Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course (DOTS), with a particular focus on HIV/TB co-infection and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients.

PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW

 

Disease Component

HIV

Grant

STP-011-G05-H

Phase

Phase II

Amount

                        $1,895,959

Rating

 

Disease Component

Malaria

Grant

STP-M-UNDP

Phase

Period 2 

Amount

                        $10,888,030

Rating

 

 

Disease Component

Tuberculosis

Grant

STP-T-UNDP

Phase

Period 1 

Amount

                        $1,567,681

Rating

 

 

 

Overall Grant Rating

 

 

  Exceeding expectations

 

  Meeting expectations

 

  Adequate

 

  Inadequate but potential demonstrated

 

  Unacceptable

 

  No rating available