Malaria

MEASURE Evaluation is a recognized leader in malaria M&E. We work with country ministries of health at national and subnational levels, with USAID missions and other key stakeholders and donors.

In the last decade, malaria control interventions have received a boost of funding and renewed attention, contributing to a decrease in the disease burden. This success is attributed to key interventions such as insecticide-treated nets, preventive treatment during pregnancy, indoor spraying, diagnostics, and first-line drugs. However, the disease remains a global health priority, particularly affecting countries in sub-Saharan Africa, where as many as nine in 10 malaria deaths occur among children under five years old. Although the disease is preventable and curable, there is limited availability of consistent and high-quality malaria data to guide program implementation and to measure achievements.

Malaria cases are often concentrated in geographic areas or among specific populations. A strong malaria information system–including effective surveillance, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and a strengthened routine health information system (RHIS)–can provide timely and reliable data. That data can help identify and address target populations and inform decision making and the implementation of new strategies, including potential vaccines.

MEASURE Evaluation is a recognized leader in malaria M&E. With support from the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), we have supported the Roll Back Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group in developing global guidelines, evaluation protocols, indicators, tools, and survey instruments to measure the impact of international malaria control efforts.

We work with ministries of health at national and subnational levels, USAID missions, and other key stakeholders and donors. Our strategic approach in malaria includes these five activities:

  • Coordinating global M&E efforts
  • Developing methods and tools for M&E of malaria control programs
  • Providing technical leadership and conducting research to better inform malaria control programs
  • Building capacity in M&E of malaria control programs
  • Supporting countries and regions to build strong M&E systems

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