Fighting Malaria with Data: Zambia and Zimbabwe Teams Sharpen their Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation Skills
Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative (I:F CBMI) program teams in Zambia and Zimbabwe convened at the Malaria Institute at Macha for a three-day workshop. Field officers and program managers sharpened their skills and learned new methods for measuring the program's progress towards malaria elimination.
As Zambia and Zimbabwe move closer to malaria elimination, collecting timely and accurate malaria data from the communities in which the program operates becomes increasingly important. Thanks to the support of Dr. Phil Thuma, Senior Scientific Advisor at Macha, field officers and program managers were able to practice conducting malaria surveys with local women and families. The new surveys and methods will be rolled out over the next year.