The MEI officially launches an expanded and updated malaria elimination toolkit to support the fight against malaria
The Malaria Elimination Toolkit of the Malaria Elimination Initiative was developed based on gaps identified by national malaria programs and with the objective of strengthening and accelerating malaria control and elimination efforts at subnational and national levels. The toolkit aims to meet the needs of programs and partners through user-friendly manuals, guides, and frameworks geared toward problem-solving. All tools are based on current evidence and align with global normative guidance.
The toolkit reflects the MEI’s five technical areas: Surveillance and Response; Vector Control and Surveillance; Drugs and Diagnostics; Program Management; and Advocacy, Financing, and Sustainability. These tools help identify the drivers of transmission in target areas, assess the readiness of the health system for elimination, make decisions about strategies, tailor interventions, and ensure that efforts are well-managed and sustainably funded.
The MEI toolkit has been successfully used in 17 malaria endemic countries, leading to policy and programmatic changes that are accelerating elimination efforts. Malaria programs have used the tools at national, provincial, and/or district levels. While some of the tools are most useful in countries that have lower transmission and are actively pursuing elimination, many of the tools have been, and continue to be, used in higher burden countries seeking to make headway toward spatially progressive control and elimination.
The MEI offers technical assistance to support the adaptation, tailoring, and implementation of its tools, frameworks, and guides. To learn more and explore our suite of tools, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the toolkit page of our website.