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  • Organisation

    The Population Education and Development Association (PEDA) is a registered civil society organisation, implementing community education and development programmes throughout Lao PDR.  In operation since 2001, PEDA designs and delivers behaviour change communication and education programmes in the areas of preventative healthcare, human trafficking, drug use and sustainable livelihood development.

    PEDA partners with community leaders, grassroots organisations, ethnic minorities, rural and disadvantaged communities, and groups at risk such as women, female sex workers, school children and vulnerable youth.

    • Organisation

      The Population Education and Development Association (PEDA) is a registered civil society organisation, implementing community education and development programmes throughout Lao PDR.  In operation since 2001, PEDA designs and delivers behaviour change communication and education programmes in the areas of preventative healthcare, human trafficking, drug use and sustainable livelihood development.

      PEDA partners with community leaders, grassroots organisations, ethnic minorities, rural and disadvantaged communities, and groups at risk such as women, female sex workers, school children and vulnerable youth.

    • Project

      The project Strengthening Inclusive & Equitable Community-led Health Care for Lao Ethnic Minorities implements a community-based approach to detect and manage malaria cases in combination with a comprehensive package of prevention, case finding, referrals  and follow up. In addition behaviour change communication  and advocacy, communication and social mobilisation  techniques are cooperatively used to increase the knowledge of malaria and associated issues, and to  promote the use of   artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and Rapid Diagnostic tests (RDTs)  as well as timely health care seeking behaviour for ethnic minority groups living in 50 villages of three districts in Sekong province.

      The PEDA project model focuses on three districts of Sekong namely Kaluem, Lamam and Thateng which are considered to have a high malaria burden. 50 Village Malaria Workers are selected from three villages in the targeted districts. Under the guidance of the national programme, PEDA uses the comprehensive package of community-based interventions including integrated community case management delivered by Village Malaria Workers and mobile community outreach team (Test & Treat) to intensify active malaria case detection, management, referral and surveillance in community and high risk groups such as household and families living with malaria cases, forest workers, ethnic groups and Mobile Migrant Population. The community system strengthening through community leader advocacy is also  integrated into the package in terms of linking the community to the health services effectively.

      This approach also aligns within the malaria National Strategic Plan 2016-2020 by focusing on malaria active case detection and management, community system/linkages strengthening, aiming to step forwards to sustainable malaria case management and elimination by 2030.

  • Project

    The project Strengthening Inclusive & Equitable Community-led Health Care for Lao Ethnic Minorities implements a community-based approach to detect and manage malaria cases in combination with a comprehensive package of prevention, case finding, referrals  and follow up. In addition behaviour change communication  and advocacy, communication and social mobilisation  techniques are cooperatively used to increase the knowledge of malaria and associated issues, and to  promote the use of   artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and Rapid Diagnostic tests (RDTs)  as well as timely health care seeking behaviour for ethnic minority groups living in 50 villages of three districts in Sekong province.

    The PEDA project model focuses on three districts of Sekong namely Kaluem, Lamam and Thateng which are considered to have a high malaria burden. 50 Village Malaria Workers are selected from three villages in the targeted districts. Under the guidance of the national programme, PEDA uses the comprehensive package of community-based interventions including integrated community case management delivered by Village Malaria Workers and mobile community outreach team (Test & Treat) to intensify active malaria case detection, management, referral and surveillance in community and high risk groups such as household and families living with malaria cases, forest workers, ethnic groups and Mobile Migrant Population. The community system strengthening through community leader advocacy is also  integrated into the package in terms of linking the community to the health services effectively.

    This approach also aligns within the malaria National Strategic Plan 2016-2020 by focusing on malaria active case detection and management, community system/linkages strengthening, aiming to step forwards to sustainable malaria case management and elimination by 2030.

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