LINK symposium: Data for targeted malaria control interventions – are we there yet?
Date: Thursday 27 September 2018
Time: 13:00 – 17:00, followed by a reception
Location: The Royal Society
Prioritising interventions is central for malaria endemic countries that aim to dramatically reduce their malaria burden with limited resources. Without international standards and guidelines, National Malaria Control Programmes (NMCPs) depend on national level availability, accessibility and capacity to use data to choose among available options. This symposium will discuss key challenges that NMCPs face in the use of data for decision-making and rationalisation of resources while ensuring effective malaria control.
Over the last four years, LINK, in collaboration with WHO AFRO, supported NMCPs to efficiently use malaria data for decision-making: LINK compiled existing malaria data, generated spatio-temporal maps and supported programmatic interpretation of these maps. The in-depth evaluation and political economy work of LINK focused on challenges to data use and the underlying pathways of decision-making. These results will be presented alongside potential methods, such as Health Technology Assessments, to discuss the future of malaria programming and answer the question “Data for targeted malaria control interventions – are we there yet?”