Monitoring & Evaluation
MSH supports NMCPs to ensure availability of high quality data to guide decision making and facilitate reporting. MSH projects support health workers and managers at all levels of the health system to improve overall performance, including delivery of high quality malaria prevention and treatment services at facilities (including those in the private sector) and within communities.
Through the roll-out of District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2), MSH has assisted NMCPs to better monitor malaria indicators by improving data collection, quality assurance, dissemination, reporting and analysis, in order to facilitate evidence-based decision making at the district level. MSH has supported the scale up of DHIS2 throughout Africa, which has allowed countries to budget and plan malaria services better, and to provide timely, accurate and complete reports.
MSH supports improved M&E systems through its various integrated health projects, working with NMCPs, district and local authorities to track locally-relevant malaria indicators based on information generated from DHIS2. For instance, in Malawi, MSH works with districts to understand discrepancies between malaria cases reported and ACTs dispensed with intent to rationalize commodity use and ensure that malaria case reporting at the facility level reflects accurate numbers of malaria cases. In Madagascar, MSH supports the mHealth platform by providing smartphones to community health workers, facilitating the transmission of real-time data on malaria up through the health system.