Malaria Control

Malaria mortality is estimated at over 1 million people per year, disproportionately affecting pregnant women, children and the poor in sub-Saharan Africa. At a country level there has been renewed emphasis on strengthening malaria control programmes, increasing utilisation of more effective control tools and rapid scale up of key interventions. Yet huge challenges remain in:

  • Delivering interventions effectively and efficiently
  • Scaling-up interventions and sustaining coverage
  • Reaching vulnerable groups
  • Demonstrating measurable impact
  • Monitoring and managing the development of insecticide and drug resistance

Even with increased resources for tackling malaria, broader health system constraints such as limited human resource capacity, weak planning and competing priorities, are barriers to effective malaria control.

LATH has a solid track record in malaria including management of the DFID funded malaria resource centre (1995-2004) and more recently as a key player supporting the US Government Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI). LSTM has a distinguished history in malaria – from the discovery of the malaria vector in 1897, to present day development of new drugs, vaccines and insecticides. Together LATH and LSTM consultants have extensive clinical and technical expertise in strengthening malaria control programmes and informing global malaria policy.